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Thursday, November 17, 2016

RUSSIA QUITS INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

President Vladimir Putin has signed an order to have Russia withdrawn from the International Criminal Court (ICC) .


The Russian Foreign Ministry said the ICC had "failed to meet the expectations to become a truly independent, authoritative international tribunal," in a statement released Wednesday.

It described the ICC as "ineffective," adding that "during the 14 years of the court's work it passed only four sentences having spent over a billion dollars."

Russia also criticized the court's handling of the country's five-day conflict with neighboring Georgia in 2008, saying "we can hardly trust the ICC in such a situation."

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