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The UN called for the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine

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The General Assembly is effectively the most important UN body dealing with Ukraine because the Security Council, charged with maintaining international peace and security, is paralyzed by Russia’s veto power.

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Its resolutions are not legally binding, unlike those of the Security Council, but they serve as a barometer of world opinion.


DESTRUCTION. A woman walks after an apartment block was badly damaged by a Russian missile attack in Pokrovsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

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Foreign ministers and diplomats from more than 75 countries addressed the assembly during two days of debate, with many urging support for the resolution upholding Ukraine’s territorial integrity, a basic principle of the UN Charter that all countries must sign upon joining the world organization.

Tens of thousands of people on both sides have died since the invasion launched by the Kremlin on February 24, 2022. Entire cities have been left in ruins and the economic impact is global, with food and fuel prices rising and inflation rising. .


Meanwhile, a few days after one year of the start of the invasion and after his tour of Eastern Europe, Joe Biden will lead this Friday a virtual summit with the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) and their Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskyto be discussed on the first anniversary of the Russian invasion, said White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who anticipated new sanctions on Russia.

“Tomorrow morning (Friday), President Biden will meet with the G7 leaders and President Zelensky in a virtual meeting to continue coordinating our efforts to support Ukraine and hold Russia accountable for its war.” said Jean-Pierre during a press conference, quoted by the Sputnik news agency.

“The G7 has become the anchor of our strong and united response to Russia,” he added.


ALLY.  Presidents Joe Biden and Volodimir Zelensky are photographed in kyiv.  During the visit the anti-aircraft sirens sounded.

ALLY. Presidents Joe Biden and Volodimir Zelensky are photographed in kyiv. During the visit the anti-aircraft sirens sounded.

In turn, he referred to new sanctions planned for Russia and assured that “among other announcements, the United States will apply broad sanctions against key sectors that generate income for Putin.”

“It will go after more Russian banks, the Russian defense and technology industry, and third-country actors trying to pad and evade our sanctions,” advancement.

The spokeswoman’s remarks came hours after G7 finance ministers today urged the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to give more aid to Ukraine, and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen insisted that sanctions on Russia were undermining its economy.

On the eve of the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, officials held a meeting in the Indian city of Bangalore to discuss new sanctions on Russia and increased financial support for Ukraine.

Jean-Pierre also said that the Biden administration will announce new energy and security aid to help the Ukrainian government supply electricity and heating throughout the country, US news network CNBC quoted as saying.

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