Russia can’t erase sovereign state from map, says Biden

US President Joe Biden delivers a speech about the Russian war in Ukraine at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland on March 26, 2022. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

U.S. President, Joe Biden has said the UN resolution against Russia’s annexations in Ukraine, passed with a historic majority, was a message to Moscow that it can’t erase sovereign state from the map.

President Biden made the remarks in a statement issued by the White House on Thursday.

He said: “Today, the overwhelming majority of the world nations from every region, large and small, representing a wide array of ideologies and governments voted to defend the United Nations Charter.

“It condemn Russia’s illegal attempt to annex Ukrainian territory by force”.

“The stakes of this conflict are clear to all and the world has sent a clear message in response: Russia cannot erase a sovereign state from the map”, he said.

The U.S leader added that: “Russia cannot change borders by force. Russia cannot seize another country’s territory as its own”.

“Nearly eight months into this war, the world has just demonstrated that it is more united, and more determined than ever to hold Russia accountable for its violations”.

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday condemned Russia’s recent move to annex the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhya, by a vote of 143-5, with 35 countries abstaining.

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