“Blackmailing Putin into Negotiation”. The Arrest Warrant and the British Plan

A move aimed at putting pressure on Vladimir Putin to negotiate an end to the war between Ukraine and Russia. In recent days, the International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant against the Kremlin’s number one, accused of deporting Ukrainian children. Behind this judicial decision is a political movement, aimed at opening serious peace negotiations. And the Repubblica reveals another background: “According to sources directly involved in the investigations, the arrest warrant issued on Friday was mainly sought by Great Britain, and could serve as a bargaining chip for the negotiation”. The other line of investigation concerns the war crimes committed against Kiev and this is what Western efforts are focusing on in particular.

“The children’s case is not particularly strong, compared to the gravity of all the other crimes committed, but it serves to warn Putin and his allies that they will not get away anyway. Therefore, it is one of the many pawns placed on the table to favor and prepare the negotiation. If he makes concessions in the process of ending the war, opponents could delay that investigation. In any case, the real investigation that will take Putin to court is not this one, but the other one underway” is the newspaper’s explanation of the trafficking of minors, torn from their families and deported. A sign that this could be the right path also came from Russia itself through the mouth of the spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova: “Any agreement with Ukraine must include the cancellation of sanctions and all proceedings against Russia in the international courts. In addition to the international recognition of the new territorial realities”. Now it’s just a matter of time.

Source: IL Tempo