Brazilian President Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva said that Vladimir Putin will not be arrested at the G20 summit in 2024 if he decides to personally participate in it. He confirmed that he invites the Russian president to the next meeting of the “20” in Rio de Janeiro and guarantees his safety.
This year, Putin did not come to the G20 summit in Delia. Russia was represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov. Also, Putin did not attend the BRICS summit in Johannesburg: he participated in the meetings via video link.
On Saturday, the G20 countries adopted a declaration that did not directly condemn Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. The document says only that all states must act in accordance with the goals and principles of the UN Charter, refrain from threats and follow the principle of territorial integrity and political independence of any state.
- Brazil has signed the Rome Statute, which is the basis of the International Criminal Court.
- In March, the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova, the Russian Commissioner for Children’s Rights. The Ministry of Internal Affairs suspects them of the forced deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia.