US declares Russia has committed war crimes

AP , Wednesday 23 Mar 2022

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the Biden administration has made a formal determination that Russian troops have committed war crimes in Ukraine.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks after viewing the Burma s Path To Genocide exhibit at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, Monday, March 21, 2022. AP

Blinken said the assessment was based on a ``careful review'' of public and intelligence sources since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine last month.

America's top diplomat said the United States would share that information with allies, partners, and international institutions tasked with investigating allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Blinken made the announcement Wednesday in a statement released as he was traveling to Brussels with President Joe Biden for an emergency summit of NATO leaders.

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