September 28, 2022

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Biden slams Russia at UN General Assembly: ‘Nuclear war can’t be won’ | the world

President of the United States, Joe Biden, accused Russia of violating basic principles of United Nations membership by invading Ukraine and said Moscow was making “irresponsible” threats to use nuclear weapons. The statement was released during a speech at the General Assembly today (21). him In New York.

Earlier, Vladimir Putin had threatened the West with nuclear weapons. “This is not nonsense,” declared the Russian leader. In a televised speech. Putin announced that he would call up some 300,000 reservists to join Russian troops in Ukraine.

Biden, no one threatened Russia, despite what he said to the contrary, only Moscow sought confrontation. “The War in Ukraine Is a One-Man War”, he said, referring to Putin. He promised unity America With Ukraine.

U.S. President Joe Biden addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 21, 2022 – Photo: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Subsequently, the US has warned of the dangers of investing in nuclear weapons, citing Russia and China.

“A nuclear war cannot be won and should never happen,” Biden said.

Security Council him

The US president called for an expansion of the Security Council him. While Council reform is a recurring theme in nearly every international crisis, one of the five permanent members (AmericaRussia, China, the United Kingdom and France) uses its veto power to block resolutions proposed by others.

“A permanent member of the United Nations Security Council has invaded its neighbor and tried to wipe a sovereign state off the map. Russia has flagrantly violated the fundamental principles of the United Nations Charter,” Biden said.

Moscow’s use of its veto power since its invasion of Ukraine has prompted Washington to take up the issue again and push to expand the council to 15 members, including five permanent members.

War and famine in Ukraine

The White House has announced $2.9 billion (approximately R$15 billion) in additional funding to combat global food insecurity exacerbated by the war in Ukraine.

Russia and Ukraine are major exporters of grain and fertilizers and part of their exports have been disrupted by the war.

Biden said the sanctions imposed on Russia apparently allow food exports to the world. According to him, Putin is using sanctions as an excuse to harm the global grain supply.

“This new $2.9 billion announcement will save lives through emergency interventions and invest in medium- and long-term actions to protect the world’s most vulnerable people from the growing global food security crisis,” the White House said in a statement in anticipation of Biden’s speech.

This amount is in addition to the US$6.9 billion (approximately R$ 35 billion) already provided by the United States in food security funding.

The war in Ukraine and climate change were also two major topics of discussion on the first day.

General Secretary of him, Antonio Gutierrez, recommended charging high oil profiteers and ending government subsidies for fossil fuels. According to Guterres, if the world’s food supply is bad now, it could be food shortages starting next year. On top of that, the urgency of climate change.

UN General Assembly debates Ukraine war for first day

By tradition, since 1955, Brazil has been the first country to speak at the opening of the Assembly him. President and re-election candidate Jair Bolsonaro (PL), in a 20-minute speech, addressed campaign issues, took stock of his government’s actions, attacked PT administrations and defended items on the conservative agenda.

In the line of speeches, the US President will speak third after the Secretary General at the opening of the debates on Tuesday (20). him and President of Brazil. However, this time Biden did not attend the first day as he traveled to London for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

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