Secretary of State Blinken has announced the State Department’s investigation.
Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced Wednesday that the State Department has made a formal assessment that Russian forces have committed war crimes in Ukraine.
“Since the beginning of his unprovoked and unjust war, Russian President Vladimir Putin has carried out relentless violence that has resulted in death and destruction across Ukraine. Says. “Russian forces have destroyed apartment buildings, schools, hospitals, vital infrastructure, civilian vehicles, shopping centers and ambulances, killing or injuring thousands of innocent civilians. Civilians. “
He said it included the Mariupol maternity hospital and “a strike that struck a Mariupol theater, clearly marked by the word” дети “- Russian for” children “- huge letters visible from the sky. Putin’s forces used the same tactics in Grozny, Chechnya.” , And Aleppo, Syria, where they have intensified their bombardment of cities to break the will of the people, “he said.
“Their attempt to do so in Ukraine has again shocked the world, and as President Zelensky has clearly demonstrated, he has ‘bathed the people of Ukraine in blood and tears,'” Blinken said.
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