- Biden denounces Russia’s ‘shameless violation’ of UN Charter, urges world to stand with Ukrainian.
- Strongly denouncing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, United States President Joe Biden warned United Nations Member States on Wednesday that “if a nation can pursue imperial ambitions without consequences, then we put at risk everything this great institution stands for.”
New York – President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres during the UN General Assembly in New York. The leaders reaffirmed the strong partnership between the United States and the United Nations. They discussed pressing issues facing the UN, including Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine – a clear threat to the core tenets of the UN Charter – and its impact on the broader international community. The President thanked Secretary-General Guterres for his leadership in working to establish the Black Sea Grain Initiative. They also reaffirmed the continued need for global action to address the global climate and food security crises.
After meeting UN Secretary-General, Biden updated his Twitter account and wrote, “I joined UN Secretary-General @AntonioGuterres to reaffirm the partnership between the U.S. and the United Nations. We discussed the threat of Russia’s war in Ukraine to the UN Charter and global community and the need for swift action to address climate and food insecurity.”