US President criticizes his Russian counterpart
(MENAFN) US President Joe Biden on Wednesday criticized his Russian fellow Vladimir Putin for making “irresponsible threats” of nuclear conflict in Europe as Moscow continues to lose ground in Ukraine.
Blaming the West of “nuclear blackmail” before mentioning Moscow’s own access to “lots of weapons to reply,” Putin announced a partial mobilization of Russians of fighting age in the hope of reversing the country’s recent military losses.
Speaking the UN General Assembly, Biden convicted both the decision and its associated provocations, calling to stop the conflict on just terms.
Biden also said: “Like you, the US wants this war to end on just terms, because you cannot seize a nation’s territory by force.
“Yet the only nation standing in the way of this is Russia. We must be clear, firm and unwavering in our resolve.
“Russia has shamelessly violated the core tenets of the UN Charter, no more so than by taking a neighbor’s territory by force.
“As we speak, Putin has made nuclear threats against Europe, called up more recruits to join this reckless fight, and has initiated a sham referendum in an effort to annex these countries by force. This is a needless war.”
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