Russian rejection of ICC mirrors US stance

The United States expressed regret Wednesday that Russia had withdrawn from the International Criminal Court — 14 years after Washington made exactly the same decision. While Washington accuses Russian forces of brutal crimes in Syria and Ukraine, it does not accept the jurisdiction of the court over its own personnel. Like Russia, the United States signed the Rome Statute of July 17, 1998, but neither country ever ratified it and now both have definitively rejected its authority.

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