Biden wants to stop atrocities by highlighting the Armenian genocide.

There was no allusion to the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the statement.

President Biden honored the 107th anniversary of the beginning of the “Armenian genocide” on Sunday, stating a statement in commemoration of the 1.5 million Armenians who were “deported, slaughtered, or marched to their deaths in a campaign of extermination,” according to the White House statement.

There was no mention of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which Biden has described as genocide, in the statement, which was a surprise. In response to the United States and its allies arming Ukrainian separatists and slapping sanctions on Russia, President Biden used the opportunity to lay out some principles for foreign policy decision-making.