The German Chancellor Olaf Solz today welcomed the decision of the International Criminal Court to issue an arrest warrant against the Russian president Vladimir Putin saying that this shows that “no one is above the law”.

Yesterday Friday, the ICC issued arrest warrants for two persons in connection with the situation in Ukraine: for Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and Maria Alekseevna Lvova-Belovacommissioner of the Russian presidency for children’s rights in Russia, as he said in a statement.

Putin “is held responsible for the war crime of the illegal deportation of a population (of children) and the illegal transfer of a population of (children) from the occupied territories of Ukraine to the Russian Federation,” the Court added.

“The International Criminal Court is the right institution to investigate war crimes… The fact is that no one is above the law and that is now becoming clear,” Scholtz said from Tokyo at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishid.