The Russian president, who has canceled several international meetings because of the arrest warrant, can feel safe in Kyrgyzstan. The Central Asian country has not ratified the Rome Statute, the court’s founding treaty.
Putin will speak with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Kyrgyz President Satir Dzabarov on Thursday. On Friday, he will participate in the summit of former Soviet Union countries, together with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
As AFP explains, in early October this year. The Russian president explained that he was avoiding international summits so as not to cause “problems” for the organizers.
“If I come, there will be political events, political attacks,” he said. “Enough to do at home,” Putin added.
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