The Kremlin said Wednesday it did not recognise the International Criminal Court's arrest warrants for two senior Russian officers over their actions in the Ukraine conflict.

The court accused lieutenant general Sergei Kobylash and navy admiral Viktor Sokolov of targeting Ukraine's power infrastructure with strikes between October 2022 and March 2023.

"We don't recognise this," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. Russia is not a party to the Rome Statute that established the ICC, he said.

"This is not the first decision, we also know that there are also various closed processes going on there, which are kept secret," he continued.

The court issued an arrest warrant for President Vladimir Putin in March last year, a ruling that Moscow called "void". Russia levelled its own warrant against the ICC's president in response.


The ICC, based in the Hague, does not have its own police force for enforcing the arrest warrants. It relies on the justice system of its 124 members to carry them out.

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After WWII the 'Nuremberg executions' were held.

As per wikipedia article on this topic: 

"Ten prominent members of the political and military leadership of Nazi Germany were executed by hanging: Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Alfred Jodl, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Alfred Rosenberg, Fritz Sauckel, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and Julius Streicher. Hermann Göring was also scheduled to be hanged on that day, but committed suicide using a potassium cyanide capsule the night before. Martin Bormann was also sentenced to death but turns out he died while attempting to escape Berlin on 2 May 1945. The sentences were carried out by the United States Army using the standard drop method instead of long drop."

The NAZI's propaganda lead Goebel's and Hitler himself both committed suicide at wars end. 

I wonder why the russian war criminals collaborating with the NAZI's in 1939 and 1940 were not hung. Seemed like a fairly cheap way to clean out humanities despot DNA look what's happened.