“Russia’s assault on its peaceful neighbor has shown every country on Earth the dangers of disorder”
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin accused Russia of deliberate cruelty in its war in Ukraine, saying Moscow was intentionally targeting civilians.
“A member of the U.N. Security Council — let me say that again — a member of the U.N. Security Council is waging war to deny democracy to more than 43 million people. With deliberate cruelty, Russia is putting civilians and civilian targets in its gunsights,” said Austin.
He stressed that Russian forces had killed thousands of Ukrainian citizens, even as millions more had fled. And Russian attacks had left children dead, schools shattered, and hospitals smashed.
“Putin’s war of choice has given everyone on Earth a preview of a world of tyranny and turmoil that nobody would want to live in. And Russia’s assault on its peaceful neighbor has shown every country on Earth the dangers of disorder,” stressed Austin.