UN Security mtg on Russia and Ukraine

January 31, 2022
UN Security mtg on Russia and Ukraine

We’ve made clear that we’re prepared to address our concerns, Ukrainian concerns and Russian concerns at the diplomatic table, but it cannot be done on the battlefield.

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield ahead of a scheduled U.N. Security Council meeting.
  • Here are the current members of the U.N. Security Council – the 5 permanent members include China, France, U.K., U.S. & Russia.
  • Russia claims the U.S. is overstating the threat; meanwhile, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. remarked, "You don't amass 100,000 troops if you don't have intentions to use them."
  • Russia's representative to the U.N. criticized U.S. claims as "baseless allegations and assumptions."
  • Meantime, the U.S. Senate is working on potential sanctions to counter a series of Russian threats – from invasion of Ukraine to cyberattacks.
  • Why It Matters: As tensions continue to rise in the region, Russia and Ukraine downplay the picture portrayed by the U.S. of an attack being imminent.

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