At the opening of his address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Biden said that amid the myriad upheavals the world has seen over the past year – from extreme weather events to extreme weather events. action is taking place. COVID-19 pandemic and fuel and food shortages – “a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council invaded his neighbor … tried to remove a sovereign Country from the map. “
“Russia,” he continued, “shamefully violated the core principles of the Charter of the United Nations … and” just today [Russian President Vladimir] Putin recklessly made nuclear threats to Europe against the global non-proliferation regime.” Biden also said Russia is “right now” calling in more troops and preparing a “fake” referendum on annexing the lands it already occupies in eastern Ukraine.
‘Brutal, senseless war’
“The world should see these actions for what they are… no one threatens Russia. Russia sought this conflict. One man sought out this brutal, senseless war”, said the US President: “This war is intended to stamp out Ukraine’s right to exist as a State, plain and simple, and [Ukrainian’s] right to exist as a people. “
“Wherever you are, where you live, whatever you believe… It will chill your blood,” he continued, adding that the General Assembly condemned Russian aggression “and more The 40 countries in this room today” have contributed billions of dollars to support Ukraine. He, Biden said that his country warned of invasion and worked hard to prevent war.
“Like many of you, the United States wants this war to end and end on terms,” and called on UN member states to be “clear and unwavering in its resolve” to upholds the principle of the Charter that Ukraine has the same rights as any other sovereign state. “We are united against Russia’s aggression, the period … you cannot take another country’s territory by force. The only country that can do that is Russia.”
Expanding democracy and human rights to ‘win the future’
President Biden went on to say that the United States will continue to fight for and defend democracy around the world because he believes democracy is “the greatest tool to address the challenges of our times.” and he will work in the G7 and with other like-minded countries “to demonstrate that democracies can benefit their citizens and benefit the world.”
But he warned that even while the General Assembly was in session, ” uncharted, the very foundation of a stable international order is being attacked by those who want to destroy it or distort it for their own benefit. “As such, the United States will continue to support UN principles. “This is the responsibility of every Member State.”