President Joe Biden called the atrocities of the Russian military in the areas of Ukraine they captured an “insult” to all mankind.
The U.S. President said he welcomed the decision to exclude Moscow from the UN Human Rights Council.
“The lies spread by Russia do not correspond to the irrefutable evidence of what is happening in Ukraine,” Biden said in a statement. – There is evidence of rapes, tortures, executions of people – in some cases their bodies were also desecrated – and this is an insult… of all mankind.”
According to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, by excluding Russia from the UN Human Rights Council, the countries of the world decided to hold Moscow accountable for gross and systematic violations of human rights during a deliberate, unprovoked and unjustified war against Ukraine.
“We see growing evidence that Russia cruelly neglects international law and human rights in Ukraine, which is especially noticeable in the deaths and devastation of the cities of Bucha, Irpen and Mariupol. The atrocities that the whole world has seen, apparently, are another proof of war crimes, serve as another indicator that Russia has no place in an organization whose main goal is to promote respect for human rights,” Blinken said.
According to Blinken, in this way the world “sent a clear signal that Russia must immediately and unconditionally stop its military aggression against Ukraine and begin to respect the principles enshrined in the UN Charter.”