US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Sunday the US has seen "very credible reports of deliberate attacks on civilians" in Ukraine that would be considered a war crime.
“Jake, we've seen very credible reports of deliberate attacks on civilians which would constitute a war crime. We've seen very credible reports about the use of certain weapons,” Blinken told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” “And what we're doing right now is documenting all of this, putting it all together, looking at it and making sure that, as people and the appropriate organizations and institutions investigate whether war crimes have been or are being committed, that we can support whatever -- whatever they're doing. So, right now we're looking at these reports. They're very credible and we're documenting everything.”
The assertion from Blinken follows US President Joe Biden’s comments last week that Russia was intentionally targeting civilians in attacks on Ukraine. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has also accused Russia of using cluster munitions and vacuum bombs – weapons that are banned under international law.