Putin cancels South Africa trip amid fears of getting arrested in Johannesburg

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the summit of the BRICS group of nations in South Africa in August “by mutual agreement,” South Africa’s presidency said on Wednesday.

Russia will be represented by its Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov instead, the presidency said in a statement.

South Africa faced a dilemma in hosting the summit because, as a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC), it would
theoretically be required to arrest Putin for alleged war crimes if he were to attend.

The ICC has issued an arrest warrant for Putin.

The leaders of Brazil, India, China and South Africa will attend the summit, the presidency said.

© 2023 Al Arabiya News


  1. There must be something that can be pinned on lavbrush even if its just for being a lying piece of shit.

Enter comments here: