Blinken demands action on Putin at UN showdown

Blinken demands action on Putin at UN showdown

The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has demanded that Russian President, Vladimir Putin, be held accountable for his actions in Ukraine.

He said this on Thursday, as he tackled Russia in a security council session, in which the United Nations catalogued Russia’s abuses in Ukraine.

Blinken said, “The very international order we’ve gathered here to uphold is being shredded before our eyes. We cannot, we will not, let President Putin get away with it.”

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The US Secretary of State, accused Putin of adding “fuel to the fire,” with recent steps including calling up reservists and planning referendums in Russian-held Ukrainian territory.

Adding that it was important to show that, “no nation can redraw the borders of another by force.”

“If we fail to defend this principle when the Kremlin is so flagrantly violating it, we send the message to aggressors everywhere that they can ignore it, too.”

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