As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to grind on into its 13th month of brutality, it has become rather obvious that things are not going well for the Kremlin. The morale of their troops has dwindled, there is growing dissent within the homeland, and Vladimir Putin is likely dying of cancer to boot.
The increasingly ludicrous threats emanating from Russian politicians are a sure sign of stress and failure, and one of the nation’s most powerful figures has just dropped one of the wildest claims yet: That the Kremlin could bomb The Hague.
Dmitry Medvedev, the Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council, suggested on Monday that the Kremlin could fire a hypersonic missile at the International Criminal Court (ICC) after the organization issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“I’m afraid, gentlemen, everyone is answerable to God and missiles,” Medvedev, a staunch Putin loyalist who was also Russia’s president from 2008 to 2012, wrote in a message on Telegram, according to Russian state media outlet Tass.
“It’s quite possible to imagine how a hypersonic Oniks fired from a Russian warship in the North Sea strikes the court building in the Hague. It can’t be shot down, I’m afraid.”
Medvedev also warned the judges to “watch the skies closely,” calling the court “a pathetic international organization.”
The International Criminal Court recently issued an arrest warrant for Putin, citing the kidnapping of Ukrainian children who are now being held in Russian “filtration” camps.
Russia does not recognize the ICC’s authority, and there is no indication that Putin will be turning himself in any time soon.
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