US President Joe Biden has insisted the Russian unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is unjust. He also deemed it fit to call the Russian President Vladimir Putin a “war criminal”. “I think he is a war criminal,” Biden stated responding to a reporter’s question. Jen Psaki, White House Secretary, stated that the President was only speaking
US President Joe Biden has insisted the Russian unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is unjust. He also deemed it fit to call the Russian President Vladimir Putin a “war criminal”. “I think he is a war criminal,” Biden stated responding to a reporter’s question.
Jen Psaki, White House Secretary, stated that the President was only speaking from his heart after seeing different barbarous images and videos on TV.
Putin denies attacking civilians.
President Vladimir Putin has denied attacking civilians, despite sufficient evidence reported by the media. In regards to Biden’s comment, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov reacted stating President Joe Biden statement was unacceptable and unforgivable rhetoric.
“We believe such rhetoric to be unacceptable and unforgivable on the part of the head of a state, whose bombs have killed hundreds of thousands of people around the world.”
Last year March, Joe Biden had stated he was well assured that Putin was a killer which had led to a diplomatic row that led to Moscow recalling its ambassador to Washington for consultations. However, this is the first time Biden will be expressing himself in an emotional manner in regards to the Russian unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gave a speech via a video link to the US Congress. The Ukrainian President received a standing ovation from members of the US Congress. Going further, the US president also approved additional weapons aid for Ukraine, rounding up a total US contribution to $1bn (£760m).
On the other hand, Putin also gave a televised speech laden with anti-Western rhetoric, he noted that the west was trying to divide Russia with lies. He criticized those he called traitors inside of Russia.
Putin noted, “Of course they will try to bet on the so-called fifth column, on traitors – on those who earn their money here, but live over there. Live, not in the geographical sense, but in the sense of their thoughts, their slavish thinking.”
Ukrainian President Zelensky on Wednesday during his video link with the US Congress insisted that Putin’s invasion has resulted in many civilian casualties. As at the last count, more than 100 children have been killed in attacks on civilian targets. It was also noted that the Russian government had taken over a Mariupol hospital on Tuesday, taking doctors and patients as hostages.
The Senate in a bi-partisan stance voted on Tuesday to pronounce Putin a war criminal. All this impresses further on the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, last month announcing it would as a body open an investigation of possible war crimes committed by the Russian President Vladimir Putin.