Pentagon Press Secretary John KirbyJohn Kirby Defense & National Security – Russia sends warnings to western US and sends secretly acquired Soviet air defense equipment to Ukraine: report that US transfers Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia MORE said Tuesday that there is “clear evidence” that the Russian military is committing war crimes in its invasion of Ukraine.
“Russia is the aggressor here, and I think we’ve seen here in the Pentagon – we’re definitely seeing clear evidence that the Russian military is committing war crimes,” Kirby told Fox and Friends on Tuesday.
“We think it is important that the investigation process continues. We will contribute to that. “It is clear that the relationship with Russia is not a premium, nor should they have the unprovoked and illegal aggression that Russia has exposed to the people of Ukraine,” he continued.
Kirby’s comments come after the United States condemned Russia for committing “war crimes” in the midst of its war with Ukraine. The condemnations mark a change of tone for US officials, as photos and reports show, among other things, Russian attacks on civilians.
The UN Office for Human Rights on Tuesday reported 2,510 civilian casualties since the invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, including 953 who were killed and 1,557 who were wounded. But it believes the actual numbers are “significantly higher.”
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The Pentagon spokesman said the United States and other nations documented potential evidence to help international investigators determine whether Russia has committed war crimes.
Kirby hypothetically declined to comment on what would happen once these investigations were completed, but he said “it will have consequences at the international level.”
“We see that the Russians are clear – there is clear evidence that their military – their forces are committing war crimes. We will not shy away from that,” Kirby said. , which you show every day. “