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World leaders pursue responsibility for Russia Russia side defends Ukraine war | Reuters

[国連 22日 ロイター] – World leaders today called on Russia to take responsibility for human rights violations in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov defended the Ukraine war and condemned Ukrainian atrocities.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at a Security Council meeting on Ukraine on 22nd that the annexation of another country’s territory by the threat of force violates the UN Charter and international law. He expressed concern about the referendum on whether to join Russia. (Reuters/Mike Segar)

Lavrov addressed a UN Security Council meeting on the atrocities committed in Ukraine since the February 24th Russian invasion, arguing that Ukraine has created a threat to Russia and that pro-Russian factions and others in Ukraine He accused them of “daringly trampling” on rights. “I can assure you that we will never accept this,” he said. “Everything I have said today confirms that the decision to conduct a special military operation was inevitable.”

It also said that countries supplying Ukraine with arms and training soldiers were parties to the conflict, adding that “Western states have remained unpunished for deliberately fomenting this conflict.”

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the annexation of another country’s territory by the threat of force violates the UN Charter and international law. statement. He also said it was “completely unacceptable” to talk about conflicts involving nuclear weapons.

Karim Khan, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), said he had “reasonable grounds” to believe that crimes within the ICC’s jurisdiction were committed in Ukraine. The Hague-based ICC deals with war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and crimes of aggression.

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The US estimates, based on various sources, including Russia, that up to 1.6 million Ukrainians have been “interrogated, detained and deported” by the authorities since the start of the Russian invasion. U.S. Secretary of State Brinken said the U.S. government will continue to support Ukraine in self-defense. “We cannot leave Russian President Vladimir Putin alone as the international order is being trampled before his very eyes,” he said.

“We must make it clear to President Putin that there is no impunity for those who commit atrocities,” said Cleverley. ” must be denied.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the priority was to resume dialogue without preconditions and that both sides should exercise restraint and not escalate tensions. “China’s position on Ukraine is clear. All countries’ sovereignty and territorial integrity should be respected, and all countries’ reasonable security concerns should be taken seriously,” he said. Told.

Asked by the Security Council on Wednesday whether he might have a dialogue with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Lavrov, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleva said: “We will maintain safe social distancing.”

Ukraine’s chief war crimes prosecutor told Reuters last month that Ukraine was investigating about 26,000 suspected war crimes since the start of the Russian invasion. But the Security Council has been unable to take meaningful action against Ukraine because Russia is a permanent member of the Security Council with veto power along with the United States, France, Britain and China.

Pro-Russian forces in the eastern part of Ukraine, the Lugansk People’s Republic and the Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as administrative organs established by Russia in the southern Kherson Oblast, and the Russian military-occupied territory in the southern Zaporozhye Oblast, will be incorporated into Russia on the 20th. announced that it will hold a referendum on the 23rd to 27th. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the following day that he had signed a partial mobilization order and warned that if the West continued its “nuclear threat”, it would respond with all its forces.

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