Biden says it’s ‘clear’ Putin is ‘intentionally targeting civilians,’ refuses to say he’s committing war crimes

President Joe Biden took some questions from reporters on the White House lawn Wednesday, refusing to specifically say whether or not Russian President Vladimir Putin is committing war crimes in his invasion of Ukraine.

“Do you believe Russia is committing war crimes in Ukraine?” asked a reporter.

“We are following it very closely. It’s early to say that,” the president responded.

Not to be deterred, another reporter asked a similar question about the reported targeting of civilians by Russian forces.

“Mr. President, do you believe Russia is intentionally targeting civilian areas? There are over 2,000 civilian deaths right now…” the other reporter noted.

“It’s clear they are,” Biden responded.

International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim Khan has announced a formal investigation into Russia’s actions after several accusations.

Social media didn’t take such a diplomatic approach in answering the question: (** Language warning)


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