In prepared remarks before the United Nations General Assembly, President Joe Biden blasted Russia for allegedly shredding longstanding arms control agreements amid its battle with Ukraine.
The comments were part of a nearly 30-minute address to the United Nations that also addressed climate change, expanding financing of developing nations through the World Bank and expanding membership in the U.N. Security Council.
Listening to President Biden’s speech was Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who will join President Biden in Washington, D.C., later this week.
President Biden tried to make the case to the U.N. as a number of nations have remained neutral in their support of the battle in Ukraine.
“Russia believes that the world will grow weary and allow it to brutalize Ukraine without consequence. But I ask you this: If we abandon the core principles of the U.N. Charter to appease an aggressor, can any member state feel confident that …