Head of staff of Orban: “We cannot stop the Russian president since the statute of the International Criminal Court has not been promulgated in Hungary”
Hungary will not stop Russian president, Vladimir Putin, if he were to enter the country. This was assured by the head of the staff of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, despite Hungary, signed and ratified the Rome Statute that established the International Criminal Court (CPI). On Friday the same court issued a stop against Putin accusing him of war crime for having illegally deported hundreds of children from Ukraine.
Gargely Gulyas said during a briefing that there are no reasonable reasons to believe that Putin has an individual criminal responsibility. When he was asked if the Russian leader would have been arrested if he had gone to Hungary, the head of the Orban staff explained that the Rome Statute was not integrated into the Hungarian legal system.
“We can refer to the Hungarian law and on the basis of it we cannot stop the Russian president since the statute of the International Criminal Court has not been promulgated in Hungary,” he said. Then on the arrest warrant for Putin he added that “these decisions are not the most fortunate as they bring things to a further escalation and not towards peace”.