The Biden administration has formally determined that Russia has committed crimes against humanity during the war in Ukraine, Vice President Kamala Harris said in her speech at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.
The Biden administration has already accused Russia of committing war crimes in Ukraine. But it’s the first time the U.S. has formally concluded that Russian forces are committing crimes against humanity. Secretary of State Tony Blinken said the U.S. reserves such “determinations for the most egregious crimes.”
“In the case of Russia’s actions in Ukraine we have examined the evidence, we know the legal standards, and there is no doubt: these are crimes against humanity,” Harris said, specifically pointing to attacks against civilians in Mariupol and Bucha.
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