Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.
Thank you. Please check your inbox to confirm.
Leave your feedback
Warning: This hearing may contain graphic imagery.
The House Foreign Affairs committee held a hearing Wednesday on early signs of Russian holds hearing Wednesday on possible Russian war crimes in Ukraine.
The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET. Watch in the player above.
Bellingcat Chief Executive Offier Christo Grozev said that in the 19 days of the war on Ukraine, they had counted 350 attacks on civilians by the Russian military, most of them deadly with about 10 percent classified as “egregious” and included “unwarranted targeting of residential buildings and in some cases even hospitals and maternity wards and indiscriminate use of inhumane weapons such as cluster bomb munitions.”
The hearing came as President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a war criminal for atrocities in Ukraine.
“He is a war criminal,” the president said of Putin as he left an unrelated event.
It’s the sharpest condemnation yet of Putin and Russian actions by a U.S. official since the invasion of Ukraine.
While other world leaders have used the words, the White House had been hesitant to declare Putin’s actions those of a war criminal, saying it was a legal term that required research.
But in a speech Wednesday, Biden said Russian troops had bombed hospitals and held doctors hostage.
Support Provided By:
Additional Support Provided By: