Russia Ukraine War Live Updates: Blinken, like Biden, believes Russia is conducting “war crimes” in Ukraine.1 min read
Intentionally attacking people constitutes a war crime, according to Antony Blinken. This week, two American journalists, a filmmaker, and a Fox News cameraman were slain while reporting the war in Afghanistan. After all of the devastation in recent weeks, I find it difficult to believe the Russians are doing anything else.” At the State Department, Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to the press on the war in Ukraine. The fundamental request for a no-fly zone over Ukraine made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was denied.
However, he did provide an option to Congress on Wednesday: the S-300 missile system, which is well-suited to deter Russian strikes. Slovakia, a NATO partner, has stated that it is prepared to offer replacements as long as NATO covers the vacuum left by the air defence system in Slovakia. According to Austin, the US State Department is investigating whether Russia’s attacks on people in Ukraine constitute a war crime. “In particular, your ability to rally like-minded countries, the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and others — Canada and other like-minded democracies are joining together in unprecedented ways to respond to this brutal onslaught on Ukraine’s women and children.”