- US Vice President Joe Biden urges world leaders to support Ukraine in its fight against Russian invasion
- Biden says Russia alone bears responsibility for the war and calls on the international community to send a clear message to Putin
US President Joe Biden has urged world leaders to support Ukraine in its fight against Russian invasion.
Biden made the call during his speech to the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, US.
“Russia believes that the world will grow tired and allow it to brutalize Ukraine without consequence,” he said. Is any nation’s independence secure if we allow Ukraine to be divided?”
While reiterating that the US and its allies would support Ukraine’s fight for independence, Biden stated, “Russia alone bears responsibility for this war,” the president said. “Russia alone has the power to end this war immediately.”
He contended that the international community must send a clear message to Russian President Vladimir Putin that he will not be able to outlast the West.
Biden stated that Russia’s invasion and occupation of Ukraine’s territory in February last year violated the founding United Nations (UN) Charter, a key principle of which is respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in his remarks that Russia’s invasion “has unleashed a nexus of horror.”
According to reports, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who applauded Biden’s remarks ahead of his own UNGA speech, was scheduled to visit Biden at the White House on Thursday and meet with some congressional leaders.
According to the report, the US is preparing a new military aid package for Ukraine to coincide with Zelenskiy’s visit, and Congress has been asked to approve billions of dollars in additional security aid for the rest of the year.
“We are confident that this will receive bipartisan support.” “I believe President Zelenskiy feels the same way,” White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters.
Dennis Francis, President of the 78th Session of the General Assembly, expressed his heartfelt condolences to the governments and peoples of Morocco and Libya for the recent disasters in his welcome remarks.
The president of the Assembly stated that the twin disasters of severe earthquakes and flooding had killed thousands and caused untold suffering.
I sincerely hope that resources and relief can be expedited to assist all those who are now in desperate need.”
As a resident of a climate-vulnerable region, I implore Member States to acknowledge the ongoing and escalating impacts of climate change – and to deliver real, transformative results.”
Let us join forces to mobilize the funds and resources needed to assist the most vulnerable in mitigation, adaptation, and resilience-building, he said.
Francis also urged member countries to keep working on the Multidimensional Vulnerability Index in order to move beyond GDP to a measure of economic development that accurately reflects a country’s true vulnerability to external shocks.
Let us collaborate to mobilize the funds and resources needed to assist those most vulnerable in mitigation, adaptation, and resilience-building, he said.