Remarks by Amb. Thomas-Greenfield in Response to Russia at a UN Security Council Meeting on the Humanitarian Crisis Caused by Russia’s War in Uk

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
U.S. Representative to the United Nations
New York, New York
March 17, 2022


Thank you very much.

I was momentarily pleased to hear that the Russians were pulling down the vote on their farcical humanitarian resolution which was doomed to fail. We know if Russia really truly cared about humanitarian crises, the one that it created, it could simply stop its attacks on the people of Ukraine. But instead, they want to call for another Security Council meeting to use this Council as a venue for its disinformation and for promoting its propaganda.

Let us not forget that Russia is the aggressor here. They are the ones that are creating a pretext for attacks on their own people, and we can’t be fooled by their efforts here. They have troops inside of Ukraine. They are killing people inside of Ukraine. That is the reason for us being here today, not to deal with their propaganda.

Thank you.