The Armenian parliament has approved the Rome Statute, confirming the obligation to comply with the orders of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This became known during a parliamentary session on October 3.
It is important to note that Armenia signed the Rome Statute back in 1999, but did not ratify it.
On September 1, 2023, the government submitted a draft for official approval to parliament. And on October 3, an agreement was reached to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
Thus, Armenia is committed to complying with the ICC's decisions, including the arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
It is worth noting that during the parliamentary session, the opposition factions "Armenia" and "Honor I Have" refused to participate in the discussion of the Rome Statute and left the hall. Nevertheless, the decision to ratify was made.
As a reminder, the Armenian authorities had previously assured the Russian Federation that they would not arrest Vladimir Putin even after the ratification of the Rome Statute.