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Biden’s statement came after major incidents such as the massacre of about 300 people by Russian soldiers in Butcha and the attack on a train station in Kramtorsk that killed more than 50 people.
US President Joe Biden (Joe Biden) said on Tuesday that in Ukraine Russia War is equivalent to genocide. Russian President Vladimir Putin ,President Vladimir Putin) But accused of trying to erase even the idea of being Ukrainian. Speaking to reporters in Iowa before boarding an Air Force One plane to return to Washington, Biden said, “Yeah, I called it genocide.” (Genocide) contracted. It is clear that Putin is trying to destroy even the idea of being Ukrainian.
Speaking at an event in Menlo, Iowa, about rising fuel prices due to the war, Biden said he thinks Putin is committing genocide against Ukraine. However, the US President did not give any further information. Neither he nor his administration has announced new sanctions on Russia or additional aid to Ukraine amid Biden’s new assessment.
Biden’s statement on the death of more than 50 people
Biden’s statement came after major incidents such as the massacre of about 300 people by Russian soldiers in Butcha and the attack on a train station in Kramtorsk that killed more than 50 people. Despite all the international efforts, the Russian war in Ukraine does not seem to stop. Putin said on Tuesday that he would continue military operations in Ukraine until his goals were met. They are not moving fast because they want to reduce losses. He had said that he was left with no other way but to carry out a military operation on Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky praised Biden’s remarks. He tweeted, True words of a true leader. To face evil it is necessary to call things by their names. We are grateful to America for the help we have received so far. We need more heavy weapons to deal with Russian atrocities.
‘The job of lawyers is to find out the truth’
The US President has also said that it is for lawyers to decide whether Russia’s actions match international standards related to genocide. He said, more evidence related to the terrible acts that Russia has committed in Ukraine is coming to the fore. We are getting more information about the destruction. Let the lawyers decide whether it is in accordance with the international standards relating to genocide or not. Significantly, Biden last week called Russia’s action only a war crime, not a genocide.