Mrs. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US ambassador to the UN, assured that the US will never recognize the results of the so-called pseudo-referendums of the Russian Federation held in the occupied territories of Ukraine.
The American diplomat noted that USA plan to introduce a resolution condemning Russia for the so-called “referendums”.
The US ambassador made such a statement during the meeting of the UN Security Council, convened due to Russian pseudo-referendums, on Tuesday, September 27.
“We know that the results of fake referendums were pre-determined in Moscow. They do not express the will of the Ukrainian people. The will of Ukrainians is clear every day when they fight for their state, protecting territorial integrity and sovereignty. The Ukrainian people have already demonstrated that they will never accept submission Russian Federation This Council and the international community must do the same. I will say clearly. The US will never recognize any territorial capture by Russia. They will be considered Ukrainian“, – emphasized Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
The US ambassador to the UN called on America’s partners to introduce appropriate sanctions against the Russian Federation and provide support to Ukraine. She added, in this way the UN countries protect the Charter of the organization.
“During regular meetings of the Council, we constantly heard that the Charter must be respected, but it is not enough to call for it. We must defend it personally, that is, defend Ukraine, and the victim of the atrocities of the Russian Federation. We must condemn both the aggression of the Russian Federation and the attempts to annex Ukraine. This will demonstrate that we demand peace and that Russia respects the UN Charter. If we do not do so, we will allow the Russian Federation to continue to violate the law. Russia started this war, and I hope that every member of this Council will do the right thing by upholding international law and the UN Charter, calling on the Russian Federation to stop these actions immediately”, she said.
The diplomat warned the Russian Federation that if the US refuses to annex Ukraine, it will let Moscow know that it will be retaliated against for disrespecting the UN Charter.
“Ukraine’s struggle is not only a struggle for survival, but also for democracy and the very principles that are dear to us. That is why we will submit a resolution that condemns fake referendums and will call on states to recognize the status of Ukraine and force the Russian Federation to withdraw its troops from Ukraine . Fake referenda in the Russian Federation can open a “Pandora’s box” that we will not be able to close. Accordingly, we encourage reaffirming commitment to the UN Charter and confronting these challenges. If the Russian Federation chooses to distance itself from responsibility, then we will send a message to Moscow that we will defend the Charter. We must have courage and support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. This is the protection of our collective affairs. This is truly peace and security,” the American ambassador concluded.
It will be recalled that on September 27, a meeting of the UN Security Council convened at the request of the United States and Albania began in New York. It is planned to discuss the situation with the so-called “referendums” in the occupied Ukrainian territories. TSN.ua collected the most important ones statements of representatives of different countries.