UNITED NATIONS — U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power, in one of her last appearances at the U.N. Security Council, lashed out at Russia on Tuesday for invading and annexing Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula and carrying out “a merciless military assault” in Syria.
Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin shot back by accusing the Obama administration of “desperately” looking for scapegoats for its own failures in Iraq, Syria and Libya.
The bitter and biting exchanges came during a council meeting after new U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said preventing conflicts and sustaining peace are his top priorities and urged all countries to support those goals.
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Source: The News