Biden Denounces Russia During UN Address

Photo: Associated Press [via Fox News]

The Facts

  • On Wednesday, at the UN General Assembly, US Pres. Biden spoke in condemnation of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over the ongoing war in Ukraine. The American leader claimed that Moscow has "shamelessly violated the core tenets of the UN Charter."

  • Biden also deemed the conflict a "war chosen by one man." He argued that no one had threatened Russia and that the Kremlin sought the conflict to "erase a sovereign state from the map," highlighting alleged evidence of torture by Russian forces and mass graves in areas formerly occupied by invading military units.

The Spin

Pro-Russia narrative

The Kremlin is committed to protecting Russia's sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Western aggressors who have deployed offensive infrastructure near Russian borders, and backed a genocidal neo-Nazi regime established by an armed coup in Ukraine. While the West keeps trying to dominate and destroy Russia, Moscow is fighting to ensure self-determination is respected.

Anti-Russia narrative

Russia's actions threaten not only Ukraine but the entire global order - Moscow has been violating its founding principles by carrying out this bloody war. Those seeking imperial ambitions must face dire consequences, and the international community must offer even more support to Ukraine as Russia tries to extinguish its right to exist as a sovereign state.

Nerd narrative

There's an 8% chance that there will be a deadly clash between the US and Russia before 2024, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

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