Canada welcomes ICC's decision to issue arrest warrant for Putin

FILE PHOTO: G20 foreign ministers' meeting in New Delhi

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada on Friday welcomed the International Criminal Court's move to issue arrest warrants for Russian President Vladimir Putin and a senior official "for their alleged roles in the egregious scheme" to deport children to Russia.

"Canada stands firmly with the people of Ukraine," Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said in a tweet.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren and Ismail Shakil; editing by Diane Craft)