Biden: Russia ‘shamelessly violated’ UN Charter with ‘brutal, needless’ Ukraine war

US President Joe Biden addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, at the UN headquarters. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
US President Joe Biden addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, at the UN headquarters. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

US President Joe Biden says that Russia has “shamelessly violated the core tenets” of the United Nations charter with its “brutal, needless war” in Ukraine.

Delivering a forceful condemnation of Russia’s invasion to the international body, Biden says reports of Russian abuses against civilians in Ukraine “should make your blood run cold.”

He also says Russian President Vladimir Putin’s new nuclear threats against Europe showed “reckless disregard” for his nation’s responsibilities as a signatory of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

“We will stand in solidarity against Russia’s aggression. Period,” Biden says.

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