"Your family budget, your ability to fill up your tank - none of it should hinge on whether a dictator declares war and commits genocide a half a world away."
During a speech about surging inflation on Tuesday, US President Joe Biden
appeared to accuse Russia's Vladimir Putin of genocide.
The Biden administration has previously stopped short of describing civilian killings in Ukraine as "genocide", but has accused Mr Putin of war crimes.
The White House is seeking to pin the blame for rising consumer prices on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, though American inflation predates the war.