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State Department Doubles Down on Russian ‘War Crimes’ Response

The following article, State Department Doubles Down on Russian ‘War Crimes’ Response, was first published on Flag And Cross.

For weeks now, the world has been wondering what can be done to stop Vladimir Putin, but answers have been hard to come by.

The Russian President appears to be operating outside the realm of reality, and does not seem amenable to any common sense or persuasion.  Worse still, his threat to use nuclear weapons in the theater of war has prevented the west and NATO from getting too heavily involved in the conflict.

Thus, the outmatched Russians on the ground have been resorting to terrorism and war crimes throughout the duration of the invasion.

This has the US once again threatening the Kremlin with consequences.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. cannot become “numb” to images of death and destruction in Ukraine, vowing “accountability” for war crimes.

“You can’t help but see these images as a punch to the gut,” Blinken said on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday. He was reacting to photos out of Bucha, Ukraine, near Kyiv, showing photos of civilian men who were reportedly executed and left on the streets, according to the city’s mayor.

Blinken said the U.S. is documenting any potential war crimes and vowed “accountability.”

That wasn’t all…

“We’ve said before Russia’s aggression that we thought it was likely that they would commit atrocities. Since the aggression, we’ve come out and said that we believe that Russian forces have committed war crimes. And we’ve been working to document that to provide the information that we have to the relevant institutions and organizations that will put all this together and there needs to be accountability for it.”

“I think the most important thing is we can’t become numb to this. We can’t normalize this,” Blinken added.

Putin’s belligerence has extended to such claims as well, with the Russian leader consistently suggesting that the west is lying about the situation in Ukraine in order to make the Kremlin at fault.

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