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One Day After Zelenskyy Speech, US, Russia Square Off at UN

NEW YORK CITY, USA – SEPTEMBER 22, 2022: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine held on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters. Valery Sharifulin/TASS/Sipa USA

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has made its case at the U.N. Security Council for why Russia should face further censure and isolation over the Ukraine invasion. It comes the day after Ukraine’s president laid out a forceful case against Russia’s invasion at the United Nations. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to Security Council members, detailing allegations of war crimes and other atrocities that Russia has committed against Ukraine. He urged them to “send a clear message” for Russia to stop its nuclear threats. Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, fired right back minutes later. he called the claims unfair and Ukraine to blame.

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