Russia accuses the U.S. of 'sluggish schizophrenia'

March 19, 2023
Robert Ayers

Russia alleges that the United States has "sluggish schizophrenia."

Russia made the claim through the Russian Embassy in USA Twitter page.

This comes after U.S. President Joe Biden announced his support for the recent arrest warrant that the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued for Russian President Vladimir Putin.


According to Fox News, on Friday, the ICC issued an arrest warrant for Putin for his alleged involvement in the abduction of Ukrainian children. The ICC also issue an arrest warrant for Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, Russia's Commissioner for Children’s Rights.

The ICC released a statement indicating that there are "reasonable grounds to believe that each suspect bears responsibility for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population and that of unlawful transfer of population from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation, in prejudice of Ukrainian children."

Russia has dismissed the charges, and it has dismissed the role of the ICC, saying, "the decisions of the International Criminal Court have no meaning for our country, including from a legal point of view."

But, many world leaders have voiced support for the ICC's allegations against Putin, and this includes U.S. President Biden.

Biden, on Friday, said that Putin "clearly committed war crimes." And, accordingly, Biden said that, in his view, the ICC's arrest warrant of Putin "is justified," although Biden noted that "it is not recognized internationally."

"Sluggish schizophrenia"

It appears that Biden's support of the ICC charges is at least part of the reason why the Russian Embassy in USA accused the U.S. of "sluggish schizophrenia."

The Russian Embassy elaborated on its Twitter message in a statement that it released in conjunction with the tweet.

The statement, in part, reads:

Allowing unacceptable remarks about the Russian leader, the U.S. authorities deliberately keep silent about their own atrocities in Iraq, Yugoslavia, Libya, and Vietnam. Moreover, in an attempt to protect its citizens from international prosecution by all available means, the United States even takes odious measures. For example, unprecedented economic sanctions that were imposed on the leadership of the Court, including ex-Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, who initiated an investigation into U.S. atrocities in Afghanistan. What independence and impartiality can we talk about?

The Russian Embassy says that this "position is reminiscent of sluggish schizophrenia."

The statement concludes, "Today, all American officials in unison repeated that the ICC is not a decree for the United States. However, a strategic interest to annoy Russia as much as possible outweighs."

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