The UN ambassador said Putin “wants you to travel the world” in “the era when the world ruled the world.”

Vladimir Putin Ukraine Speech February 21, 2022 Recognition of Donetsk Luhansk

Russia’s Vladimir Putin will give a speech aired in Ukraine on February 21, 2022. Shortly thereafter, he recognized the separatist regions of Luhansk and Donetsk as independent, where he ordered an army.Alexei Nikolsky \ TASS via Getty Images

  • President Putin recognized two separatist regions in eastern Ukraine as independent states on Monday.

  • The United Nations ambassador to the United Nations said Putin was trying to claim that Russia had a legitimate claim to all territories from the historic Russian Empire.

  • She said it included Ukraine, Finland, Belarus, and parts of Poland and Turkey, among others.

The United Nations Ambassador to the United States said on Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to bring the world back to a time when the Russian Empire ruled.

Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield United Nations Security Council Meeting Convened to discuss Russia’s actions in Ukraine. At the beginning of Monday, Putin announced that Russia would recognize the two separatist regions of Ukraine as independent states. Ordered the army to the areaPromotes swift condemnation and sanctions threats from the West.

At the meeting, Thomas Greenfield stated that Russia’s actions were an attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty and a violation of international law.

“He then announced that he would deploy Russian troops in these areas. He calls them peacekeepers. This is nonsense. I know what they really are,” she said. Added. An excuse for further invasion of Ukraine. “

Thomas-Greenfield says Putin is in Russia Legitimate claim to all regions From history Russian EmpireThis is before the Soviet Union.

“This includes all of Ukraine. Finland is included. Belarus, Georgia and Moldova are included. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are included. Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Lithuania. Latvia and Estonia. Poland and Turkey. Includes some of them, “she said.

“In essence, Putin wants the world to return to the past, before the United Nations, when the empire ruled the world, but the rest of the world has advanced. It was 1919. Not in 2022. “Thomas Greenfield added.

Security Council meetings Spokesperson of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres He said he was “extremely concerned” about Russia’s actions in eastern Ukraine and reiterated that the United Nations continued to commit to Ukraine’s sovereignty.

President Joe Biden Orders Sanctions on Donetsk and LuhanskThe Kremlin-backed separatist region, and the White House, said they were ready to issue more “quick and tough economic measures” in response to “further Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”

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