US President Joe Biden called on the world to stand up to Russian aggression in Ukraine in his speech at the UN General Assembly. Photo/AP
NEW YORK – United States (US) President Joe Biden said the world must oppose Russia’s “naked aggression” and support the Ukrainian people.
Speaking before the UN General Assembly, he said that Moscow alone bears responsibility for the war, obstructing peace, and has the power to immediately end the conflict.
The US president then urged UN members to continue supporting Ukraine because failure to do this would allow Russia to carry out brutal actions against the country without compromise.
“If we allow Ukraine to disintegrate, will the independence of any country be guaranteed? I respectfully suggest the answer is no – we must fight this blatant aggression today, and deter potential aggressors in the future,” Biden said as quoted by Sky News, Tuesday (19/9/2023).
He vowed that the US would continue to support the Ukrainian people in defending its sovereignty, territorial integrity and freedoms.
The US president’s remarks drew applause from the UN delegation, including his Ukrainian colleague Volodymyr Zelensky, who was in the audience.
In his wide-ranging speech, Biden warned that the world is at an inflection point in history and no country can face today’s challenges alone.
“Our future is tied to your future,” he shouted.
One area of focus is climate change. The US president told delegates this was “critical” to slowing the crisis.