US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on all members of the UN Security Council to “send a clear message” to Russia to end its nuclear threats in the war in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier this week that the country “will certainly use all means at its disposal” if its territory is threatened and to defend the country and its people.
Blinken used a Council session on Thursday to criticize the Russian invasion and urge other countries to join in their strong condemnations of Russian aggression in Ukraine.
“Every member of the council must send a clear message that these irresponsible nuclear threats must stop immediately,” he said.
One day after the president Joe Biden attacked Russian leader Vladimir Putin for what he called gross violations of the UN Charter and international law, the United States argued in New York that one man would bring peace to Ukraine. It’s Vladimir Putin.
Blinken listed several allegations of war crimes and other atrocities and called countries that have yet to speak out forcefully as an affront to the international order.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wryly told reporters that he planned to keep a “safe social distance” from his counterpart Sergei Lavrov. He also condemned Russia’s actions taking place in his own country.
“There will be no peace without justice. I emphasize that none of the Russian crimes in Ukraine would have been possible without the crime of aggression against Ukraine committed by the Russian leadership. This cannot go unpunished and c “The only possible way to put President Putin and his entourage on trial is to establish a Special Tribunal for the Crime of Aggression against Ukraine.”
Sergei Lavrov responded to growing criticism – demanding action against allegations of crimes committed by Kyiv since 2014. Lavrov then dramatically stormed out of the assembly.