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US Vows to Put Russia on Defensive at UN Security Council

The US pledged to put Russia on the defensive at the United Nations Security Council. American lawmakers on Capitol Hill said they were looming towards the mother of all sanctions.

US Vows to Put Russia on Defensive at United Nations Security Council

On Sunday, the United States worked to intensify financial and diplomatic pressure on Russia over the Ukraine issue, pledging to put the country on the defensive at the United Nations Security Council as representatives on Capitol Hill said they were looming deal on the mother of all sanctions. The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. said that the Security Council would enforce Russia in a Monday session to discuss its deploying of military troops near Ukraine and shows concerns it is planning an invasion.

The U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said of the United States and the other council members on this Week of ABC News, their voices are united in calling for the Russian government to explain themselves. Oksana Markarova, the Ukrainian ambassador to the United States, warned that Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, planned an attack on democracy, not only a single country. It is a case that some senior foreign policy personalities urged the American President Joe Biden to make, including at the Security Council.

Markarova said on Face the Nation at CBS News that if Russia further attacks Ukraine, indeed, they will not stop in Ukraine. The security Council’s official action on the move is improbable, given the veto power of Russia and its relations with other countries on the council, including China. However, the United States’ referral of Russian troop buildup to the most influential body of the U.N. gives both ends a stage in their struggle for international opinion.

NATO Never to Allow Ukraine to Join the Alliance

Deploying around 100,000 Russian military troops near the border with Ukraine brought gradually powerful warnings from the West that Russia intends to attack. However, Russia is demanding to fulfill the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) never to allow Ukraine to join the alliance and stop the deployment of weapons near Russian borders. It also demands to roll back its military forces from Eastern Europe. In addition, the United States and NATO call those demands impossible.

On Sunday, Nikolai Patrushev, the head of the Russian Security Council, rejected Western warnings about an attack. However, Dmytro Kuleba, the foreign minister of Ukraine, disputed that on his Twitter post by saying that if Russian officials are serious when they say they do not want a new war, the Russian government must continue diplomatic engagement and retract military forces. European and the U.S. nations say Russian aggression would prompt heavy economic sanctions.

On Sunday, Senator Bob Menendez, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that representatives want Russia to experience the mother of all sanctions in the event of an invasion. Additionally, it includes actions against Russian banks that could severely harm the Russian economy and heightened lethal aid to the Ukrainian military. The under-consideration sanctions would actually be more brutal than those imposed after Russia invaded Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

US Vows to Put Russia on Defensive at UN Security Council
US Vows to Put Russia on Defensive at UN Security Council
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Republican Members are Proposing for Imposing Penalties Immediately

Menendez also raised the possibility of slapping some punishments proactively before any attack. Moreover, he said on CNN; some economic sanctions really could take place straight because of what the Russian government did – cyberattacks on Ukraine, the cowardly efforts to destabilize the Ukrainian government internally, and false-flag operations. The plan to hit Russia more challenging financially over its moves on Ukraine has been a rare zone of a bipartisan deal in Congress. However, Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. government have been divided over the timing of any new sanctions package.

Several Republicans push for the United States to slap tough penalties instantly instead of waiting for Russia to send new military troops into Ukraine. The Biden government and several Democratic representatives argue that enforcing sanctions against the Putin government would remove any deterrent to attack. Russia long hated awarding membership to nations that were once part of the Soviet Union or were in its circle of influence as Warsaw Pact members.

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