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BForeign Minister Annalena Baerbock has rejected requires negotiations with President Vladimir Putin to finish Russia's warfare of aggression in Ukraine. There are calls to barter with Putin, the Green politician mentioned on Friday on the United Nations Security Council in New York. But Putin is making it clear that he doesn’t need to negotiate peace, however fairly full his “conquests,” the Federal Foreign Minister added.

“Russia, a permanent member of this Council, wants a sovereign state to give up its right to exist. Where would we be if this principle were to prevail,” Baerbock requested the room. Who would be the subsequent particular person to be attacked by a ruthless neighbor, she added. “If we gave in to this, it would be the end of the Charter” of the United Nations. That is why help for Ukraine is not going to be stopped.

Baerbock pointed to the just lately signed bilateral German-Ukrainian safety settlement, which affords Ukraine dependable and lasting help. “We stand by Ukraine,” assured the Federal Foreign Minister.

The strongest UN physique met 24 months after Russia invaded Ukraine. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken didn’t come, nor did his colleagues from Russia and China. The Council has been blocked for the reason that starting of the warfare due to Russia's veto energy.

Guterres emphasizes the destiny of kidnapped kids

UN Secretary-General António Guterres referred to as for an finish to the preventing. “It is high time for peace – a just peace based on the Charter of the United Nations, international law and the resolutions of the General Assembly,” mentioned the Portuguese and likewise warned of an growth of the battle in Eastern Europe.

Numerous warfare crimes, particularly these dedicated by the Russian armed forces, should be investigated and people accountable should be held accountable. “Many Ukrainians are experiencing the living nightmare of losing their children,” Guterres continued. All displaced kids, a few of whom had been delivered to Russia, must be reunited with their households.

Speech to the General Assembly

Baerbock had beforehand spoken to the UN General Assembly and warned in opposition to polarization and pitting victims of various conflicts in opposition to one another. “The worst thing we can do now is pit one person’s pain against another’s,” she mentioned. “By doing so, we would only be playing into the hands of those who want to divide us in order to enforce their ruthless agenda in the world.”

Baerbock speaks at the plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Baerbock speaks on the plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Image: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa

Baerbock spoke of a girl in Sudan who, given the give attention to the Russian warfare in Ukraine and violence within the Middle East, expressed concern to her that “the world will forget us.” “The fact that Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine has been raging for two years does not mean that we do not see the suffering of others,” mentioned Baerbock. “Every life counts equally. Humanity is indivisible.”

“If we care about a world in which every life counts equally, it is up to us, each and every one of us, to stand against Russia’s war,” demanded Baerbock, who gave her speech in English. The UN was based for this objective – to make sure that “a life is a life”.

The warfare within the Middle East “awakened strong emotions in many of our countries,” mentioned Baerbock. “That's why it's so important that we don't give in to those who try to pit one person's pain against another's. Political leadership means resisting polarization. To protect our societies from the poison of dehumanization.” The General Assembly should ship this message.

“We stand by Ukraine as long as it is necessary,” Baerbock continued. “Because we stand against a world of ruthlessness. We stand for a world where a life is a life – whether Palestinian, Israeli, Sudanese or Ukrainian,” she concluded.