US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield (file photo) Thomas-Greenfield: The United States will not determine in advance the response in the event of the use of nuclear or chemical weapons by the Russian Federation
U.S. Ambassador to the UN reaffirmed that the United States is ready to provide assistance to Ukraine in the long term
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas -Greenfield said in an interview with CNN on Sunday that President Joe Biden is not going to pre-determine the response to Russia's use of nuclear or chemical weapons.
“The President also made it clear that the United States will not send troops into Ukraine, but we will give the Ukrainians everything they need to defend themselves. We will rally the world, we will rally Europe around the support of Ukrainians so that they can repel Russia's aggression,” the ambassador stressed.
Recall that on Saturday, in an interview with CBS, when asked what he would say to Putin if he gave the order to use such weapons, President Biden replied: “No need. No need. No need. It will change the nature of war like nothing since World War II.”
Linda Thomas-Greenfield said the United States is ready to provide long-term assistance to Ukraine, “until Russia makes a major decision that it must to withdraw their troops from Ukraine and stop this unprovoked attack.”
As the US Ambassador to the UN emphasized, war crimes are being committed in Ukraine.
“As to whether these are war crimes or not, we believe that war crimes are being committed,” she said. “A legal process must take place on this matter, but the horrific photographs of these burials will always stand before our eyes when we analyze what is happening now in Ukraine. And they should expect that tomorrow, when they arrive in New York, things will not be the same as usual. They will be isolated. They will be condemned in the Security Council as well as … in the General Assembly.”
Asked why the Biden administration does not provide Ukraine with longer range missile systems, fighter jets and modern tanks in order not to lose momentum of the counter-offensive, Linda Thomas-Greenfield stressed that the United States has already provided $15 billion in aid to Ukraine.
“They managed to push the Russian troops back. Their commitment to defending their country is simply unparalleled. And we were next to them, providing them with the necessary support. But we also attracted others to this circle of support – our allies and friends of Ukraine,” the ambassador stated.