Dhe American President Joe Biden has accused Russia of wanting to destroy Ukraine's right to exist. “This war is simply about wiping out Ukraine's right to exist as a state. And Ukraine's right to exist as a people," Biden said in his speech at the general debate at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday in New York. "Whoever you are, wherever you live, whatever you believe in, that should make your blood run cold."
Russia must be held accountable for war crimes in Ukraine, according to US President Joe Biden. There was "more appalling evidence" of Russian atrocities and war crimes, Biden said in his speech at the general debate at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday in New York. The US worked closely with its partners to hold Russia accountable.
At the UN general debate, US President Joe Biden was open to reforming the United Nations Security Council. The most powerful UN body must remain credible and effective, Biden said in his speech at the UN General Assembly meeting in New York on Wednesday. "For this reason, the United States also supports increasing the number of both permanent and non-permanent representatives of the Council." Countries from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean need permanent seats on the Security Council.
The United States had recently surprised with the push to reform the 15-member Security Council. Germany has been in favor of reform for years and hopes to have more influence on the body. There, the five permanent members USA, Russia, China, France and Great Britain have the right of veto and can thus block all actions. This became visible again and again during the Ukraine war. Above all, Russia and China are seen as opponents of reform.