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“War criminal”: Russia reacts to Biden’s accusation against Putin and says that “it is unacceptable”

Russia described this Wednesday as “unacceptable” the accusation of the president of the United States, Joe Bidenfrom “war criminal” to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the Russian agency Sputnik that “Such rhetoric is unacceptable.”

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“We find such rhetoric from the head of state, whose bombs killed hundreds of thousands of people around the world, unacceptable and inexcusable.”Peskov declared.

the president of The United States on Wednesday called its Russian counterpart a “war criminal” for his “barbaric” military tactics during the invasion of Ukraine.started on February 24 last.

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“He is a war criminal,” Biden said. in response to a journalist’s question during an event at the White House.

Until now, the US government has avoided using that term to refer to Putinalthough Vice President Kamala Harris said last week that there should be an investigation into the possibility that Russia has committed war crimes in Ukraine.

Shortly after the statements of Bidenthe White House spokeswoman, Jen Psaki noted that the president “was speaking from the heart and in relation to what he has seen on television.”

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The spokeswoman clarified that for now the State Department has not made a formal statement accusing Russia of having committed war crimes, and that the “legal” review on that issue “is still ongoing” at the headquarters of US diplomacy.

The United States said earlier this month that it is “documenting” Russian attacks in Ukraine and their impact on civilians to ensure that Russia is “accountable” if it is found to have committed war crimes.

Following the Russian attack on the Ukrainian atomic plant in Zaporizhia on March 4, the US embassy in Ukraine described the attack as a “war crime.”

Last week, the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened a portal to contact witnesses, both from Ukraine and from other countries in which the court is investigating, who can provide evidence of war crimes or crimes against humanity.

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Source: Elcomercio

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