The United States and its allies meet this Tuesday
The White House said on Tuesday that US President Joe Biden would attend a virtual meeting in Ukraine dedicated to the Russian offensive, and kyiv assured that Moscow had begun a new phase of its offensive in the Donbass.
The U.S. president will discuss with the United States “allies and partners,” whose list has not been released, saying “continued support for Ukraine and efforts to ensure that Russia is held accountable.” .
The UN will discuss a draft resolution on Tuesday aimed at justifying the use of the veto
Liechtenstein convenes the 193-member UN General Assembly on Tuesday to discuss a draft resolution backed by Washington. Forcing the five permanent members of the Security Council to justify the veto is, in other words, aimed at their lesser use.
This old idea was revived with the Russian occupation of Ukraine. Moscow, thanks to its veto rights, disables any action contained in this document of the Security Council, although it must intervene in accordance with its mandate as a guarantee of world peace as defined by the United Nations Charter.
The Liechtenstein program was co-sponsored by fifty countries, including the United States, but was not subject to a vote by the other four permanent members of the Security Council (Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom). , According to diplomats.
There are ten non-permanent members of the Security Council who have no veto power.
The White House says Biden has no plans to move to Ukraine
The White House said on Monday that US President Joe Biden did not plan to visit Ukraine soon, despite his President Volodymyr Jலlenski’s intention to do so.
“The president is not expected to go there. Let me do it again,” US executive spokeswoman Jen Zhaki told a news conference.
The U.S. government is considering sending an ambassador to kyiv, but the White House has ruled out a more risky trip for the president for security reasons.
Zhelensky announced the beginning of the Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky on Monday announced the start of a Russian offensive against eastern Ukraine, part of which is in the hands of pro-Russian separatists and where deadly fighting has intensified.
“We can now say that the Russian troops have started the war for the Donbass, for which they have been preparing for a long time. A large part of the entire Russian army is now devoted to this offensive,” he said. Speech broadcast on telegram.
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