U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top diplomats allied voiced strong disapproval of Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s take on the latest development of the ongoing war in Russia.
“That President Putin picked this week, as most of the world gathers at the United Nations, to add fuel to the fire that he started shows his utter contempt for the U.N. Charter for the General Assembly and for this council,” Blinken said.
“The very international order that we have gathered here to uphold is being shredded before our eyes. We cannot, we will not allow President Putin to get away with it.”
Blinken also noted the chorus of condemnation toward Russia’s war during the General Assembly coming from “countries developing and developed, big and small, north and south.”
“Even a number of nations that maintain close ties with Moscow have said publicly that they have serious questions and concerns about President Putin’s ongoing invasion,” he added.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin had earlier delivered a televised address mobilizing 300,000 troops to ramp up the war in Ukraine.
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