Biden seeks war crimes trial against Putin over Ukraine conflict

Biden seeks war crimes trial against Putin over Ukraine conflict
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President Joe Biden said he supports a war crime trial against Russian President Vladimir Putin as images of mass civilian causalities emerge from Bucha, a city outside the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.

But Biden stopped short of condemning Putin's actions in Ukraine as genocide, reiterating his Russian counterpart was committing war crimes in the conflict.

"We have to gather all the details so this can be an actual ... war crime trial. This guy is brutal. What's happening in Bucha is outrageous, and everyone's seen it," Biden told reporters Monday.

Biden also defended himself from criticism he received for denouncing Putin as a war criminal before his State Department had made the legal determination.
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