Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

(Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)
(Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Joe Biden told world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly that Russia’s ongoing war on Ukraine “should make your blood run cold.”

Biden discussed how Russian President Vladimir Putin had denied Ukraine’s statehood, adding that “now we see attacks on schools, railway stations, hospitals, on centers of Ukrainian history and culture.”

Referencing discoveries of a mass burial site, Biden said, “This war is about extinguishing Ukraine’s right to exist as a state — plain and simple — and Ukraine’s right to exist as a people.”

“Whoever you are, wherever you live, whatever you believe — that should make your blood run cold. That’s why 141 nations in the General Assembly came together to unequivocally condemn Russia’s war against Ukraine,” Biden continued.

The President argued that if nations, like Russia, “can pursue their imperial ambitions without consequences, then we put at risk everything that this very institution stands for.”


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