US President Joe Biden Wednesday called Russia’s Vladimir Putin a “war criminal” for the unfolding onslaught in Ukraine, where hospitals and maternity wards have been bombed, media reports said.
But declaring someone a war criminal is not as simple as just saying the words. There are set definitions and processes for determining who’s a war criminal and how they should be punished.
Reacting to US President referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “war criminal,” Kremlin Press Secretary said that Biden’s comments as “unacceptable and unforgivable rhetoric”. Meanwhile, at least one person was killed and three wounded after the remains of a downed missile hit a residential building in the Ukranian capital, Kyiv, Ukraine’s emergency service said Thursday.
On Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy invoked 9/11 during an urgent appeal to the US Congress for more weapons to stem the Russian assault. US President Joe Biden announced an additional $800 million for Ukraine’s military.