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(Reuters) – Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stated on Saturday that Russian leader Vladimir Putin would not be jailed in Brazil if he goes to the Group of 20 conference in Rio de Janeiro next year.
Interviewed on the sidelines of the G20 conference in Delhi by news program Firstpost, Lula stated Putin would be welcomed to next year’s occasion, including that he himself prepared to go to a BRICS bloc of establishing countries fulfilling due in Russia prior to the Rio conference.
“I believe that Putin can go easily to Brazil,” Lula stated. “What I can say to you is that if I’m president of Brazil, and he comes to Brazil, there’s no way he will be arrested.”
The International Criminal Court provided an arrest warrant versus Putin in March, implicating him of the war criminal offense of unlawfully deporting numerous kids from Ukraine. Russia has actually rejected its forces have actually participated in war criminal activities, or by force taken Ukrainian kids.
Putin has actually consistently avoided global events, and was not present at the G20 party in Delhi, sending out Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Brazil is a signatory to the Rome Statute which resulted in the starting of the ICC. Lula’s workplace did not right away react to an ask for remark.
On Saturday, the G20 countries embraced an agreement statement that prevented condemning Russia for the war in Ukraine however gotten in touch with all states not to utilize force to get area.