Lithuania has sent a strong message to Russian Dictator Vladimir Putin following the issuance of an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged war crimes.
The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry posted a photograph on Twitter on Friday, March 17, depicting a banner on a skyscraper in the country's capital, Vilnius, reading “Putin, The Hague is waiting for you” in English.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis accompanied the photograph with a statement saying that “history is being written.” Landsbergis added that the arrest warrant for Putin for the deportation of Ukrainian children sets a new precedent. However, he stressed that the story will be complete only when all war crimes and crimes of aggression are investigated, and those responsible are held accountable.
Putin, the Hague is waiting for you! https://t.co/5GwHc7k4VW pic.twitter.com/ErDPkARZyp— Lithuania MFA | #StandWithUkraine (@LithuaniaMFA) March 17, 2023