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However, short after Biden ‘s remark, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the US State Department is still reviewing of whether it considers Russia’s attacks on Ukrainian civilians a war crime.
“The president’s remarks speak for themselves. He was speaking from his heart and speaking from what you’ve seen on television, which is barbaric actions by a brutal dictator, through his invasion of a foreign country.
“There is a legal process that continues to – is underway, continues to be underway at the State Department,” said Psaki.