Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Chief of Staff, Gergely Gulyás said that Russian President Vladimir Putin wouldn’t be arrested, if he was to visit Hungary.
Recently the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, the Hungarian state wouldn’t arrest Putin, even if he would be in Hungary, Gergely Gulyás confirmed to telex.hu among others during a government briefing.
Hungary does not support the arrest warrant
The International Crimical Court recently issued an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin. He is “allegedly responsible for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population (children) and unlawful transfer of population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation” – writes ICC statement.
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According to Bloomberg, Hungary vetoed a joint statement of the EU on the ICC’s arrest warrant. A spokesperson of the Hungarian government denied this accusation, by telling MTI that “Hungary takes note of the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and does not wish to comment on it in any way”.
As Reuters points out, Hungary signed and ratified the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court (ICC), which issued the arrest warrant for Putin.
No legal ground to act
At the same time, Gergely Gulyás believes that Hungary would not have to arrest the Russian President, as it would not have legal grounds to do so.
“We cannot arrest the Russian President because the Convention of the International Criminal Court has not been promulgated in Hungary,” said Gergely Gulyás. “We can refer to the Hungarian law and based on that we cannot arrest the Russian President.”
Gergely Gulyás added that “this did not happen by chance”, but because according to the Hungarian government’s stance, the agreement is contrary to the Hungarian constitution, as János Áder – former Hungarian president – has already pointed out several times.
Gulyás repeated that the Hungarian government “had not formed a stance” on the arrest warrant.
“These decisions are not the most fortunate as they take things towards further escalation and not towards peace, this is my personal subjective opinion” – added the Chief of Staff of the PM.
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Source: telex.hu, Reueters, Bloomberg
The hungarian government is the best in all of Europe!!
Love Mr Orbán, he’s so much better than any of the corrupt politicians of my home country.
I’m so glad i moved to Magyarorság!
What was wrong with living under Vlad’s rule in Russia? 🙂 😀
All the ICC could come up with is “illegal transportation of children”?
How about the other criminals jabbing millions if not billions into death, or countries starting wars worldwide just to rob them?
Since the Club of International Corrupters is paid by a certain group it is not a court about justice but another tool to cover up the truth and fight with all methods.
How can the bulldog harm his own master? No way.