LIVE – War in Ukraine: The Russian offensive has begun in the east of the country

This Tuesday, the United States and its allies meet

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday will take part in a virtual meeting dedicated to Russia’s offensive in Ukraine, the White House said, while Kyiv assures that Moscow has launched a new phase of its attack in Donbass.

The US President will discuss “with US allies and partners, whose list has not been disclosed,” “continued support for Ukraine and efforts to ensure Russia is held accountable,” an official said house .

The UN will debate a draft resolution this Tuesday aimed at justifying the use of the veto

Liechtenstein brings together the 193 members of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday to discuss a draft resolution supported by Washington. the obligation of the five permanent members of the Security Council to justify their use of the veto, i.e. to make them use it less.

This old idea was revived with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. With its right of veto in this dossier, Moscow is paralyzing any action by the Security Council, which should nonetheless intervene in accordance with its mandate as the guarantor of world peace, as defined in the United Nations Charter.

The Liechtenstein project, which has the backing of about fifty countries including the United States but significantly none of the four other permanent members of the Security Council (Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom), should be subject to a vote, according to diplomats.

The Security Council also has ten non-permanent members who have no veto power.

Biden not planning to go to Ukraine, White House says

US President Joe Biden is not planning to travel to Ukraine in the foreseeable future, despite the wishes of his counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the White House said on Monday.

“The President is not expected to go there, allow me to reiterate,” US Executive Branch Spokesperson Jen Psaki said at a news conference.

The US government is considering sending an envoy to Kyiv, but the White House has ruled out a risky trip by the president himself for security reasons.

Zelenskyi announces the start of the Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday announced the start of Russia’s offensive against eastern Ukraine, part of which is in the hands of pro-Russian separatists and where deadly fighting has intensified.

“We can now say that Russian troops have started the battle for Donbass, for which they have been preparing for a long time. A very large part of the entire Russian army is now devoted to this offensive,” he said in a speech broadcast on Telegram.

>> All details about this offensive can be found here in our article.

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