- Russian Foreign Minister chairs U.N. Security Council meeting
- Allegations of Russian war crimes in Ukraine intensify
- International Criminal Court issues arrest warrants for Russian officials
Picture this: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov takes center stage at the United Nations Security Council, while whispers of Russian war crimes in Ukraine grow louder. Yeah, it's as wild as it sounds.
Ukraine's top diplomat calls Russia's temporary presidency "the worst joke ever." And the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations? She's keeping an eye out for Moscow potentially spreading fake news about the war, ready to call 'em out at any moment.
Lavrov, fresh off the plane from Moscow, will be discussing the importance of defending the U.N. Charter. You know, that founding document that's all about peace, justice, and preventing war. Talk about irony.
(Trigger warning: The rest of this article gets pretty heavy with graphic details about the atrocities in Ukraine.)
It wasn't too long ago when Russia last held the U.N. presidency, just before they launched their massive invasion of Ukraine. Since then, the war has left over 8,500 civilians dead, nearly 14,000 injured, and more than 8 million displaced. Absolutely heartbreaking.
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