Biden addresses UN, condemns Russia’s troop mobilization
President Biden addressed the United Nations General Assembly and focused on Russia’s war against Ukraine. The President condemned the war and called on nations around the world to continue supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty.
Biden: “Ukraine has the same rights that belong to every sovereign nation. We will stand in solidarity with Ukraine. We will stand in solidarity against Russia’s aggression.”
President Biden denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech this morning, in which Putin said he’ll call up as many as 300,000 military reservists and warned that he’s not bluffing about using all the tools at his disposal to protect Russia. That is being seen as a threat to use nuclear weapons.
President Biden called on the world to hold Russia accountable.
Biden: “because if nations can pursue their imperial ambitions without consequences than we put at risk everything this very institution stands for.”
President Biden also said the number of permanent and non-permanent seats on the UN security council should be increased and called on council members to refrain from using their veto power. Russia has vetoed multiple resolutions, including one in February that demanded the country remove all its troops from Ukraine. Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.