On March 23, 2022, U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, issued a statement determining that "members of Russia's forces have committed war crimes in Ukraine." The statement recounts the destruction by Russian forces of "apartment buildings, schools, hospitals, critical infrastructure, civilian vehicles, shopping centers, and ambulances" and notes that the United Nations "has officially confirmed more than 2,500 civilian casualties, including dead and wounded." This conclusion was reached "based on a careful review of available information from public intelligence sources." Blinken states that "[t]he U.S. government will continue to track reports of war crimes and will share information [it gathers] with allies, partners, and international institutions and organizations" and that the U.S. is "committed to pursuing accountability using every tool available, including criminal prosecutions." This statement comes days after Blinken's announcement that Myanmar military action amounts to genocide.