Michele Kelemen

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The UN security council discussed how the war in Ukraine may worsen global hunger

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The U.S. is using its presidency of the UN Security Council to focus on food security, as much of the world worries about the ripple effects from the war in Ukraine.


State Secretary Blinken chairs UN meeting about global food security

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

State Secretary Antony Blinken is focusing on food security in a visit to the UN. He's also seeing Turkey's foreign minister, likely talking about its stance on NATO membership for Finland and Sweden.


What to know about Bridget Brink, the nominee for ambassador to Ukraine

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The Biden administration is re-opening its embassy in Ukraine and hoping the Senate will approve a new ambassador. The nominee, Bridget Brink, was on Capitol Hill for her confirmation hearing Tuesday.


As UNSC chair, U.S. plans to focus on Russia's war in Ukraine and rising food prices

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

The U.S. plans to use its presidency of the Security Council this month to keep the spotlight on food security, as Russia's war in Ukraine has ripple effects in global food markets.


U.S. supports efforts to prosecute Russians for alleged war crimes, including at ICC

Friday, April 29, 2022

The U.S. is eager for the International Criminal Court to prosecute allegations of Russian war crimes in Ukraine. But it's not a member of the court itself.


Former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed freed from Russia in prisoner swap

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

A former U.S. Marine is on his way back to the United States after being released from Russian detention. Trevor Reed's release was part of a prisoner swap between the U.S. and Russia.


U.S. war aims shift in Ukraine — and bring additional risks

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The U.S. now believes Ukraine can win, a significant change in thinking, and is rushing in weapons. This raises the risk of widening the conflict, analysts say, and may destabilize the global economy.


The U.S. promises to gradually reopen its embassy in Ukraine

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Signaling renewed support for Ukraine, the U.S. says it will slowly return diplomats back to the Ukrainian capital. It also promised new military aid for the besieged country.


What a UN vote shows about how much of the world views the war in Ukraine

Saturday, April 09, 2022

l;;;;.There were many countries in the middle when it came to Thursday's vote to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council.


The Russia-Ukraine war is the focus of NATO foreign ministers' meeting

Thursday, April 07, 2022

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is attending the meeting in Brussels. The U.S. and Europe are imposing new sanctions on Russia and promising to speed up deliveries of weapons to Ukraine.


Blinken says U.S. and Europe are following through on Ukraine commitments

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Diplomats are expressing outrage over reports of Russian atrocities in Ukraine. In Brussels and Washington, officials announced more sanctions to step up the pressure on President Vladimir Putin.


The UN says it needs a record-breaking $4.4 billion to help Afghanistan

Thursday, March 31, 2022

The United Nations is seeking $4.4 billion — a record amount — to help Afghanistan. The appeal comes as countries around the world try to deal with skyrocketing prices due to the war in Ukraine.


Ukrainian and Russian negotiators sound optimistic after latest round of peace talks

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Russian and Ukrainian negotiators report some progress in peace talks. Experts discuss the outlines of a possible settlement to the war.


The U.S. has assessed that Russia's military has committed war crimes in Ukraine

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. is gathering evidence of war crimes in Ukraine and is promising to hold Russia to account.


Russia is a permanent UN Security Council member, making accountability complicated

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Most countries at the UN are raising alarms about Russia's invasion, but since Russia is a permanent Security Council member, it's hard to hold it to account in the world body.


The White House worries that imposing a no-fly zone could lead to a wider war

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Ukraine's president has been sharing videos of destroyed hospitals — calling on the West to impose a no-fly zone. U.S. Secretary of State Blinken says the goal is to end the war not to expand it.


Diplomats are trying to find an off ramp to Putin's war in Ukraine

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Can anyone talk Russian President Putin out of his war in Ukraine? French President Macron and Israeli Prime Minister Bennett are trying. The U.S. says it gave Putin off ramps before the invasion.


Russia is forcing media organizations to scrub their websites and go off the air

Friday, March 04, 2022

Media consumers in Russia are losing ways to learn about what's happening in Ukraine. Russia has shut down most independent media and passed a new law criminalizing reporting on the war.


UN General Assembly calls on Russia to pull its troops out of Ukraine

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The resolution deplores Russia's aggression and criticizes Belarus for its involvement.


UN diplomats spoke out against Moscow in emergency meeting

Monday, February 28, 2022

Diplomats at the United Nations are calling for peace. They held an emergency meeting after Russia blocked a security council resolution calling on Russia to withdraw.