Russia has issued a warning to the “idiots” in the German government who vowed to arrest Russian President Vladimir Putin.
As Slay News reported earlier, Germany announced that it will arrest Putin if he sets foot on German soil.
The German government was responding to an arrest warrant issued by International Criminal Court (ICC) against Putin.
The ICC is seeking Putin’s arrest for alleged war crimes.
Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev has warned Germany that any attempt to arrest Putin will represent a “declaration of war on the Russian Federation.”
Medvedev said Moscow could respond to such a move by bombing the Hague-based ICC.
Medvedev made the threat after the ICC accused Putin of perpetrating war crimes by being involved in the forcible transfer of children from Ukraine to Russia.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he supported the ruling.
During a visit to Japan, Scholz told the media that “no one is above the law.”
Russia, which doesn’t recognize the authority of the ICC and is not a member of it, hasn’t reacted kindly.
“Some idiots, halfwits like the German justice minister, say, ‘Well, if he comes, we’ll arrest him’,” Medvedev blasted in response during an interview with Russian media outlets.
“Does he understand what that means?
“Let’s imagine… the incumbent head of a nuclear state arrives on the territory of, say, Germany and is arrested.
“What is this? A declaration of war on the Russian Federation!”
Medvedev said Moscow would respond by targeting “the Bundestag, the chancellor’s office, and so on.”
The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin. No need to explain WHERE this paper should be used🧻.
— Dmitry Medvedev (@MedvedevRussiaE) March 17, 2023
Medvedev, Russia’s former president and prime minister, even suggested in a Telegram message sent to his followers that the Kremlin could bomb the ICC headquarters.
“It is quite possible to imagine the targeted use of a hypersonic launch from the North Sea from a Russian ship at the Hague courthouse,” wrote Medvedev.
He continued by describing the court as “sh*tty” and “useless”.
“The court is just a miserable international organization,” he added.
He also warned that those working within the ICC should “carefully look into the sky” to see if they can spot Russian missiles.
He went on to add that Russian relations with the west “have probably never been worse in history” and that NATO’s goal was to wipe out Russia altogether.
“They do not want to see the Russian Federation itself, they don’t need us,” he said.
“And this is their geopolitical, geostrategic idea of very old times.
“Why do they need such a country, which has a huge territory and the most serious nuclear shield, and which does not even obey the Americans?”
Meanwhile, Russian law enforcement officials have opened up their own criminal investigation into the International Criminal Court.
The investigation focuses on judges and prosecutors who made the decision to issue the arrest warrant for Putin.