Lavrov accuses US of ‘waging a war against us’

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Ahead of the international summit, the Russian foreign minister said the US was waging war against Russia. News ticker for UN General Debate.

Updated as of September 18, 9:40 am: Alexander Schallenberg (ÖVP), Foreign Minister of Austria, UN. He says he considers dialogue with those countries, some of which insist on closer ties with Russia, “essential.” stable.

In general, the Austrian newspaper perceives the summit’s “low expectations” regarding the war in Ukraine. He writes that the annexation of states “regards the Russian veto in the Security Council, which has so far proved toothless.”

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First report: New York – New York is the center of world diplomacy this week. Heads of State and Government from around the world participate in the public debate at the UN General Assembly. The 78th public debate opens on Tuesday (September 19) with speeches from US President Joe Biden, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholes.

For Scholz, the next three days will focus on the fight against climate change, supporting Ukraine in the war in Ukraine and the UN. It will be about reforming institutions. Scholes is also expected to meet Zelensky in New York. Both will receive the Atlantic Council’s Global Citizen Award on Wednesday evening.

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According to Lavrov, the US is “controlling” the war in Ukraine

Earlier there were strong accusations from Russia. “It doesn’t matter what they say (Ref: USA) They are controlling this war,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said loudly Newsweek Sunday on state television. “They are providing weapons, ammunition, intelligence data, satellite data, they are waging a war against us,” Lavrov said.

Before UN General Assembly: Zelensky compares Putin to Hitler

Zelensky, meanwhile, has now warned of World War III and compared Kremlin leader Putin to Adolf Hitler. Russian society has lost the respect of the world public, Zelensky said in an interview broadcast on Sunday, translated into English by US broadcaster CBS. “They elected him and elected him again and brought in a second Hitler.” You can’t turn back time, but you can stop Putin now.

Ukraine War: Photo Gallery of Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin
Zelenskyj compared Putin (small image) to Hitler. © –/Press Office of the President of Ukraine/AP/dpa/Mikhail Metzel/AFP/Montage: IPPEN.MEDIA

“If Ukraine falls, what will happen in ten years?” Zelensky continued. If the Russians reached Poland, he asked, would there be a third world war? So, the whole world must decide whether to stop Putin or start a world war.

Zelensky is likely to attract the most attention in New York – a high-level Security Council meeting is eagerly anticipated on Wednesday, where he could meet Lavrov for the first time since the start of the war. (with news agency)

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