Scared of an arrest warrant? Putin won't go to Erdogan's inauguration
Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided not to personally attend the inauguration of re-elected Turkish President Recep Erdogan in Ankara, scheduled for early June. Instead, the dictator will send the speaker of the Russian State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin.
This was reported by the pro-Kremlin media. No reasons were given for his refusal to go to see what is probably one of the last leaders of the state who still considers Putin to be a handmaiden.
It is possible that the modern Führer, despite his feigned carelessness, is actually afraid to leave Russia, lest he be arrested and transported to the dock in The Hague. This is exactly the reason why Putin will not attend the annual conference of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in India.
Recall that Turkey is not a signatory to the Rome Statute, so it does not recognize the decision of the International Criminal Court. Thus, in the case of Putin's visit, the Turkish law enforcers will not be obliged to comply with the decision of the ICC, which issued an arrest warrant for the Russian war criminal.
As OBOZREVATEL reported, President Zelensky congratulated his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan on his re-election to a second presidential term. Kyiv welcomes its ally in Ankara and looks forward to further cooperation on grain exports, on which today the well-being of the entire world depends.