Despite the chief prosecutor’s arrest warrant, the Ukraine war continues to go on…

According to Russian media, Moscow has issued an arrest order for the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor who prepared a request for the arrest of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on war crimes charges in March.

The prosecutor at the Hague-based war crimes court, Karim Khan, was reportedly put to the wanted list on Friday, according to a database maintained by the Interior Ministry and held by the Russian state.

According to news sources, a photo of the ICC prosecutor, who is a British citizen, was found in the Russian interior ministry’s database on Friday.

In March, Russia’s Investigative Committee, which handles severe crimes, said Khan was being investigated for “criminal prosecution of a person known to be innocent” – a reference to Putin’s war crimes claims.

Russian authorities claim that the ICC prosecutor was also under investigation for allegedly plotting an attack on a foreign official who was protected internationally. The ICC member states expressed “deep concern” about Russia’s move on Saturday.

The International Criminal Court’s management oversight body, the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court, expressed regret over these intimidation attempts in a statement. The court’s mandate is to look into, punish, and stop the commission of the worst international crimes.

In a subsequent statement, the court declared the actions to be reprehensible and committed to keep up with its legal obligations to achieve accountability for the most serious crimes that the entire world community finds worrying.

Khan was listed in the wanted notice as a male born on March 30, 1970 in Edinburgh, Scotland, although his alleged offence was not specified.

Russia launched the criminal investigation into Khan after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest order for Putin on allegations that he committed war crimes by illegally deporting hundreds of Ukrainian children to Russia.

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