Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, sharply criticized the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after he chaired a UN Security Council meeting on Monday.
“It was the epitome of irony and hypocrisy to have the foreign minister of Russia chairing the security council, a meeting on multilateralism when Russia has, in their unilateral, unprovoked action against Ukraine, attacked everything that the UN Charter stands for,” Thomas-Greenfield said Monday in an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett,
“I am pleased that she saw him look at her so that he could feel her pain and he can feel her suffering at not having seen her brother for nearly four years,” she said.
The US is continuing to work to free American nationals detained in Russia, including Whelan and Evan Gershkovich, she said.
“We're doing everything possible to get all American citizens, to get Evan, to get Paul released from the terror that they are experiencing being in these penal colonies,” Thomas-Greenfield added.