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DK: Foreign affairs committee dismisses proposal to arrest Putin if in Hungary

Fidesz members of parliament's foreign affairs committee have voted against an opposition Democratic Coalition proposal that would have allowed the possibility of arresting Russian President Vladimir Putin were he to set foot in Hungary, and handing him over to the International Criminal Court, a DK MP said on Wednesday.

Ágnes Vadai told an online press briefing that the government was prepared to “give shelter” to Putin on the grounds that the statute of the International Criminal Court has not yet been promulgated.

She insisted that DK’s initiative was “voted down today on Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s orders … [who] caters to Putin by buying Russian gas at a very high price.”

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