Despite American President Joe Biden’s recent public proclamations regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s genocidal activities in Ukraine, the White House has apparently stopped short of an actual investigation or inquiry into Russia’s actions.
However, the federal government also punted by suggesting it would provide support to other international efforts that seek justice for Ukraine and accountability for Russia.
On April 12, Biden proclaimed that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is tantamount to genocide, which represents a significant escalation of his previous rhetoric against Russia.
According to Ned Price, an official spokesman for the State Department, Biden was apparently just “speaking to the impression he had garnered from watching the horrific footage that we’ve all seen [in Ukraine].”
However, Price declined to indicate whether or not Biden’s comments were aligned with the official government position.
The State Department spokesman also added that the United States is ini support of international lawyers who are presently arguing over whether or not Putin’s murderous, targeted actions meet the “genocide” threshold.
The term “genocide” was first coined and used following the devastation of the Holocaust during World War II.
White House Press Secretary also dodged pertinent questions regarding whether or not Biden, instead vaguely alluding to Biden’s supposed deliberation over whether or not to launch an inquiry into Russia following his stunning, ostensibly unscripted remarks.
Nonetheless, Psaki claims that the White House is presently engaged in “the most effective means” of holding Russia accountable.
Moscow has labeled its invasion of Ukraine as a “special operation,” which has resulted in the deaths of multiple thousands and the displacement of multiple millions. Russia insists that it is in the process of destroying Ukraine’s military capabilities in order to protect its own interests against militant Ukrainian nationalists.
In addition, Moscow also shredded the White House’s “hypocrisy,” given that the United States’s varied military actions overseas under the leadership of Obama and Bush, particularly in the Middle East.
However, the United States has asserted that Russia launched a completely unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, warranting potential international investigation.
The present refugee crisis in Eastern Europe is widely regarded as the worst since World War II.