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    President Joe Biden called the actions of the Russian military in Ukraine a “shameless violation” of the principles of the United Nations. The speech was broadcast by ABC News.

    Russia shamelessly violated the basic principles of the UN Charter – no less important than a clear ban on countries seizing the territory of their neighbors by force,” the politician said, speaking at the UN General Assembly.

    Biden stressed that Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to use nuclear weapons in violation of the non-proliferation regime. “A nuclear war cannot be won and should never be fought,” the American president said, noting that the United States is working closely with allies to prevent a potential Russian attack on NATO territory. The conflict in Ukraine “must end on fair terms,” ​​he said.

    “Whoever you are, wherever you live, whatever you believed – you can not look at what is happening in cold blood. Therefore, 141 countries gathered at the UN General Assembly to unequivocally condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine,” he added. The US President also called for the expansion of the UN Security Council, including through new permanent members.

    According to the Politico newspaper, citing White House aides, Biden’s speech at the UN General Assembly was rewritten at the last minute after morning statements Putin.

    EU threatens with consequences

    European Commission representative Peter Stano called ” reckless” recent decisions of the Russian authorities, and the President’s video address to the nation – “a sign of desperation.” “This is just another proof that [President Vladimir] Putin is not interested in peace,” the agency quoted him as saying Reuters.

    According to Stano, Russia‘s actions have already caused an energy and food crisis, and now “Putin is involved in a nuclear adventure.” The international community should put pressure on him to “stop this reckless behavior.” He clarified that “there will be consequences”, but did not explain what kind and whether new sanctions against the Russian Federation should be expected.

    President of the European Council Charles Michel said that the bloc will not be afraid and will continue to support Ukraine. “There is only one aggressor in this war – Russia. And one country resisting the aggressor is Ukraine. EU support for Ukraine will remain unwavering,” he said.

    French President Emmanuel Macron Russia-2022-09-21/” target=”_blank”> expressed regret in connection with the decision of the Russian authorities to announce a partial mobilization, calling on the nuclear powers to “act responsibly”: “This is bad news for Russians, for young people. This will lead to greater isolation of Russia.”

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte advised to remain calm. “His (Putin – ed.) rhetoric about nuclear weapons is something we have heard many times before, and it leaves us indifferent. All this is part of the rhetoric we know,” he said.

    His Belgian colleague Alexandre de Croo agrees: “We should not add fuel to the fire. We must clearly state our position and continue to support Ukraine.”

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki urged Western countries to respond to the mobilization in the Russian Federation by strengthening financial and military assistance to Ukraine. “In response to this mobilization, the entire community of free countries, and especially NATO, the strongest alliance in history, must respond with support for Ukraine. Russia cannot win in Ukraine,” he said at a briefing in the Nova Demba area, where joint tank exercises of the military personnel of Poland, the United States and Great Britain are taking place.

    “We will do everything together with our American and British allies so that all of NATO helps Ukraine even more so that it can protect itself from additional mobilization announced by the Kremlin,” Morawiecki added.

    UK sees escalation

    British Parliamentary Deputy Foreign Secretary Gillian Keegan believes that Putin’s words about holding referendums in the Donbass are a “disturbing escalation”. “We will, of course, support Ukraine, as will all of our NATO allies. Some statements at the end [of the message of the President of the Russian Federation] cause concern, and we would call for restraint. This is definitely an escalation,” she stressed.

    Premier Liz Truss said that the leadership of Russia will be an equal partner in the international arena only if the Russian military leaves the territory of Ukraine.

    “First, Russia must leave Ukraine. And we must make sure that proper compensation is made for what happened in Ukraine, and we must make sure that Russia will never again be able to threaten the countries bordering it, ”she concluded.

    NATO remains vigilant

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg noted that the alliance now does not see any changes in the readiness of Russia‘s nuclear forces. “Until now, we have not observed any changes in the readiness of nuclear forces, but we are closely monitoring the situation and remain vigilant,” he said.

    Putin’s words that “wind rose can be deployed move away” West, Stoltenberg called “dangerous rhetoric.”

    Stoltenberg reiterated that NATO “is not conflict with Russia” and the Member States are not parties to it. “But we support Ukraine so that they can use their right to self-defense,” he concluded.

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