On Sunday, the US ambassador to the United Nations said she could not confirm a statement by the Mariupol city council indicating that Ukrainian citizens had been deported to Russia from Mariupol.
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“Can you confirm? Does the United States know that this is happening? And if it did, how upsetting would it be?” Tupper asked Thomas Greenfield.
“I just heard that,” replied Thomas Greenfield. “I can’t confirm that.”
“But I can say it is annoying. It is inconceivable that Russia would force Ukrainian citizens into Russia and put them in what would essentially be concentration camps and prisoners,” Thomas Greenfield added. “So this is something we need to verify. Russia should not transfer Ukrainian citizens against their will to Russia.”
About chemical weapons, Thomas Greenfield told Taber Allied forces would “respond strongly” if Russian forces used such weapons against the Ukrainians, which the White House has warned could happen.
They used chemical weapons against their own people. And we are concerned that they may use chemical weapons in Ukraine.” said Thomas Greenfield.
We have been clear. If they go up to that level, we’ll respond aggressively to what they’re doing. You have seen the consequences of our actions against and against Russia so far [Russian President Vladimir] put it in the . And they feel the consequences. And they would feel even more if they made this unfortunate decision to use chemical weapons.”
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