Biden Declares Russia To Be Committing Genocide

Axios reports:

President Biden on Tuesday said Russia is committing genocide in Ukraine, telling reporters “it’s become clearer and clearer” that Russian President Vladimir Putin “is just trying to wipe out even the idea of being Ukrainian.”

While Biden had accused Putin and Russian forces of committing war crimes, the U.S. had previously refrained from using the term “genocide” to describe Russia’s actions in Ukraine.

National security adviser Jake Sullivan said earlier this month that the administration “not yet seen a level of systematic deprivation of life of the Ukrainian people to rise to the level of genocide” in Ukraine.

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