Remarks by Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield Recognizing Additional Cosponsors of a UN Security Council Resolution Condemning Russia’s Aggression

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
U.S. Representative to the United Nations
New York, New York
February 25, 2022


Colleagues, I ask to take the floor for a different reason and so I am not going to respond to the atrocious lies and propaganda and disinformation that you just heard from our Russian colleague. What I ask to take the floor for was to recall the names of some of our colleagues who were not named earlier. Due to the rapidly moving response to these events in Ukraine, some of them were left off who were sponsors of the resolution, and I’d just like to highlight their names because we so appreciate what they have done.

Barbados, Croatia, Estonia, The Gambia, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Japan, Kiribati, Lesotho, Marshall Islands, Monaco, North Macedonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, and Suriname. I want to thank you, and all of you, for your support. We will continue to all speak in one voice in the days ahead to address the atrocious situation that we see happening every day on the ground, despite what we’ve heard from our Russian colleagues.

I now thank you.