Tensions between the White House and the Kremlin are escalating further. US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said Thursday that Russia "should not be" a permanent member of the UN Security Council, in an exclusive interview with Agence France-Presse. “Russia is a permanent member of the Security Council. She shouldn't be because of what she's doing in Ukraine, but the (UN) charter doesn't allow her to be changed to permanent membership," Linda Thomas-Greenfield lamented from Costa Rica where she participated in a Democracy Summit.
"At every opportunity, we will raise our concerns about Russia's actions," she added, reiterating Washington's condemnation of the "war crimes and human rights abuses they are committing." in Ukraine. Linda Thomas-Greenfield stressed that the United States would condemn Russia's actions and let the world know "what Russia is doing and the consequences of its actions against Ukraine."
Linda Thomas-Greenfield also spoke of the social, economic and political crisis in Haiti and the possibility of international intervention, as suggested a few days ago by the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell. “We are very concerned about Haiti. The situation has deteriorated over the past few months,” she said, while acknowledging that she was discussing “how to organize an international force that would not come from the United Nations”.
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