The US Senate committee recognized Russia's actions in Ukraine as genocide

The US Senate Committee on International Relations adopted a resolution recognizing Russia's actions in Ukraine as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

This is reported on the website of the committee.

The authors of the document, among others, were Democrats Ben Cardin (he heads the American Helsinki Commission) and Richard Blumenthal, as well as Republican senators Jim Risch and Lindsey Graham.

The resolution condemns Russia "for committing acts of genocide against the people of Ukraine", calls on the US and its allies to continue supporting the government of Ukraine, and also proposes to US President Joe Biden to impose sanctions under the "Magnitsky Act" against people involved in the genocide.

"By his actions, Putin has very clearly demonstrated that his goal is to end the existence of the Ukrainian people.

I personally saw evidence of his brutality in Irpen and [other areas] of the Kyiv region," Rish said.