Russia Withdraws From International Criminal Court



Russian President on Wednesday signed a decree declaring that his country will not become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC).


In his decree, Putin ordered Russia’s Foreign Ministry to inform the UN of his decision.


Earlier this week, the court released a statement saying it was considering Russia and Ukraine to be involved in an armed conflict, with Crime, as occupied territory.


In 2000, Russia signed a treaty to establish the court, but the country did not ratify an agreement to join.