Secretary Blinken Says Russia Committing War Crimes

He addressed the UN Human Rights Council. 

In an address to the UN Human Rights Council, Secretary of State Antony Blinken questioned whether or not Russia deserves to remain a member of that body. He recounted rocket strikes that have hit hospitals, schools, and residential buildings in Ukraine, stating that Russian war crimes in Ukraine are “mounting by the hour.”

“One can reasonably ask whether a UN member state that tries to take over another UN member state, while committing horrific human rights abuses and causing massive humanitarian suffering, should be allowed to remain on this council,” he said. 

Secretary Blinken attended the council meeting via video. He added that the forum’s urgent debate on Ukraine is scheduled for Thursday, where a resolution brought by Kyiv and allies would set up an international probe into violations, an “important step toward reassuring documentation and accountability.” 

“We must send a resolute and unified message that President Vladimir Putin should unconditionally stop this,” the secretary of state said. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Secretary Blinken as he meets with international leaders regarding Russia and Ukraine.
  • For U.S., UN, and European allies as they discuss and determine what steps are needed at the current stage of Russia’s invasion.
  • For the president and his advisors as they deliberate next moves.

Sources: CBN, CNBC 


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