“A permanent member of the United Nations Security Council invaded his neighbor, tried to wipe a sovereign state off the map. Russia has blatantly violated the basic principles of the United Nations Charter,” Biden said.
Earlier on Wednesday, Putin ordered a mobilization of 300,000 reservists to fight in Ukraine and made a thinly veiled threat to use nuclear weapons, in which the NATO he called it a “reckless” act of desperation in the face of imminent defeat.
“A nuclear war cannot be won and should never be fought.“Joe Biden said and assured that no one had threatened Russia, despite Putin’s claims to the contrary, and that Moscow had sought conflict.
global food security
The White House also announced $2.9 billion in additional funding from the United States to combat global food insecurityin addition to the $6.9 billion already committed this year.
The United States has stepped up its attention to food security since the February 24 invasion of Ukraine fueled a global food crisis. Russia and Ukraine are the main exporters of cereals Y fertilizers and shipments were interrupted by the war.
The UN has said the conflict has pushed another 47 million people into the “acute hunger“.
“This new $2.9 billion announcement will save lives through emergency response and invest in medium- and long-term food security assistance to protect the world’s most vulnerable populations from the escalating global food security crisis,” the statement said. White House.