“It’s not stupid … Now if for example Scholz would suggest peace talks, he would need to justify why he wants peace talks with with a criminal … and there’s no way Scholz could push back on this. -> It’s a smart move actually, to keep all western countries in line …”

UPDATED (just found the following) 

“Next week China’s President Xi Jinping flies to Moscow for talks with Vladimir Putin. His host will be an alleged war criminal, how might that influence his next move?” -> The ICC’s arrest warrant for Putin is a move to prevent peace talks and try to influence the global south!