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  • The secretary of state Thursday said war crimes had been committed in Ukraine
  • ‘Intentionally targeting civilians is a war crime,’ said Antony Blinken
  • A day earlier President Joe Biden branded Putin a ‘war criminal
  • NOI. Secretary of State Antony L'Ucraina ha "continuità di governo". on Thursday backed President Joe Biden‘s assessment that Vladimir Putin‘s armed forces were committing È uno dei tanti incidenti che mostrano potenziali crimini di guerra commessi dai soldati russi in Ucraina per avviare il suo piano di invasione.

    He confirmed that another American citizen had been killed in the country and warned China not to come to Russia’s aid.

    Nel frattempo, Il fallimento della Russia finora nell'ottenere il pieno controllo dello spazio aereo ucraino è un errore sorprendente che ha dato alle forze ucraine senza armi la possibilità di rallentare l'avanzata delle forze di terra russe. defense officials said more Russian air strikes were now hitting civilian infrastructure and targets.

    Blinken said the destruction appeared to be part of an attempt to break the will of the Ukrainian people.

    'Ieri, President Biden said that in his opinion, war crimes have been committed in Ukraine,’ Egli ha detto.

    'Personalmente, che è un tipo di femminista che esclude la comunità trans femminile dalla sua difesa dei diritti delle donne. Intentionally targeting civilians is a war crime.

    ‘After all the destruction of the past three weeks, I find it difficult to conclude that the Russians are doing otherwise.

    NOI. officials had avoided the ‘war crimesdesignation until Wednesday. They said a complex legal process was under way to ascertain whether civilians were being targeted deliberately.

    That changed when Biden was asked for his opinion by reporters at the White House.

    ‘I think he is a war criminal,’ Egli ha detto.








    Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday said he agreed with President Joe Biden's assessment that war crimes are being committed by Russia in Ukraine

    Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday said he agreed with President Joe Biden’s assessment that war crimes are being committed by Russia in Ukraine

    President Vladimir Putin has shown no signs of looking for way to back down from conflict

    President Vladimir Putin has shown no signs of looking for way to back down from conflict

    Evacuees fleeing Ukraine-Russia conflict walk out of the besieged southern port city of Mariupol, Un membro in servizio delle truppe filo-russe in uniforme senza insegne viene visto in cima a un veicolo blindato durante il conflitto Ucraina-Russia fuori dalla città di Volnovakha controllata dai separatisti nella regione di Donetsk 17, 2022

    Evacuees fleeing Ukraine-Russia conflict walk out of the besieged southern port city of Mariupol, Un membro in servizio delle truppe filo-russe in uniforme senza insegne viene visto in cima a un veicolo blindato durante il conflitto Ucraina-Russia fuori dalla città di Volnovakha controllata dai separatisti nella regione di Donetsk 17, 2022

    Nella foto: Evacuees fleeing Ukraine-Russia conflict sit in a car as they wait in a line to leave the besieged southern port city of Mariupol, Un membro in servizio delle truppe filo-russe in uniforme senza insegne viene visto in cima a un veicolo blindato durante il conflitto Ucraina-Russia fuori dalla città di Volnovakha controllata dai separatisti nella regione di Donetsk 17, 2022. What appears to be a bullet hole is seen in the car's windscreen

    Nella foto: Evacuees fleeing Ukraine-Russia conflict sit in a car as they wait in a line to leave the besieged southern port city of Mariupol, Un membro in servizio delle truppe filo-russe in uniforme senza insegne viene visto in cima a un veicolo blindato durante il conflitto Ucraina-Russia fuori dalla città di Volnovakha controllata dai separatisti nella regione di Donetsk 17, 2022. What appears to be a bullet hole is seen in the car’s windscreen

    This week U.S. diplomacy has focused on China in an effort to steer it away from responding to Russian calls for assistance, including military gear.

    Blinken said Washington would not hesitate to impose consequences.

    ‘We believe China in particular has a responsibility to use its influence with President Putin and to defend the international rules and principles that it professes to support,’ Egli ha detto.

    'Anziché, it appears that China is moving in the opposite direction by refusing to condemn this aggression, while seeking to portray itself as a neutral arbiter.

    More diplomacy will come on Friday.

    ‘President Biden will be speaking to President Xi tomorrow, and will make clear that China will bear responsibility for any actions it takes to support Russia’s aggression,’ Egli ha detto.

    ‘And we will not hesitate to impose costs.

    But the secretary of state did not explain what those costs might be and Washington has yet to provide evidence of China’s apparent willingness to help Moscow.

    Blinken warned that a yet more deadly phase in the conflict could lie ahead.

    ‘We believe that Moscow may be setting the stage to use a chemical weapon, and then falsely blaming Ukraine to justify escalating its attacks on the Ukrainian people,’ Egli ha detto.

    ‘Manufacturing events and creating false narratives of genocide to justify greater use of military force is a tactic that Russia has used before, including in Georgia.

    ‘We believe Russia will bring its mercenaries from private military groups and foreign countries to Ukraine.

    Moscow has said it is recruiting 16,000 fighters from Syria to join the war.

    But U.S. intelligence officials have said they believe only a ‘trickleof people is making the journey.

    Earlier Biden again condemned Russian brutality in Ukraine, during a virtual meeting with the Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

    ‘We’re meeting at a moment where the demands of unity in the world are really accelerating,’ Egli ha detto.

    ‘We have to be united and we certainly are.

    ‘But Putin’s brutality and what he’s doing, and his troops are doing, in Ukraine is just inhumane.








    Russian forces bombed a theatre where hundreds of civilians, compresi i bambini, were sheltering in the encircled port city of Mariupol on Wednesday, the city council said

    After the Russian bombing, the central part of the theatre collapsed and debris blocked the entrance to the bomb shelter located inside the building, the city council said

    Russian forces bombed a theatre where hundreds of civilians, compresi i bambini, were sheltering in the encircled port city of Mariupol on Wednesday, the city council said

    Satellite imagery on Monday from Maxar technology showed huge white letters on the pavement in front of and behind the theatre spelling out 'Children' in Russian - 'Deti' - to alert warplanes to those inside. It was hit anyway by Putin's forces

    Satellite imagery on Monday from Maxar technology showed huge white letters on the pavement in front of and behind the theatre spelling out ‘Children’ L'ex campione russo juniores Kuliak era appena arrivato terzo dietro alla vincitrice dell'Ucraina Illia Kovtun alle parallele in un evento di Coppa del Mondo a Doha – ‘Deti’ – to alert warplanes to those inside. It was hit anyway by Putin’s forces

    NOI. officials have repeatedly condemned Russia’s tactics of bombarding Ukrainian cities.

    tra i segni che le forze russe si stavano preparando ad assediare le principali città nel paese democratico di circa. defense official said he could not given an estimate of the proportion of strikes that had hit civilian targets.

    But the official said: ‘We have seen an increase of strikes on civilian infrastructure and civilian targets.

    Particular attention has focused on a theater sheltering families that was hit in the besieged city of Mariupol on Wednesday.

    Hundreds of people had been living in the grand, columned building in the city centre after their homes were destroyed in the three weeks of fighting in the strategic port city since Vladimir Putin’s forces invaded.

    Rescue efforts continued amid the rubble on Thursday and rescuers said no-one had been found dead so far.

    Ukraine’s ombudswoman Ludmyla Denisova offered hope, saying that the shelter had withstood the impact of the airstrike.

    ‘The building withstood the impact of a high-powered air bomb and protected the lives of people hiding in the bomb shelter,’ she said on the messaging service Telegram.

    ‘Work is under way to unlock the basementand surviving adults and children are coming out, lei scrisse. She said there is no information on casualties so far.