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Speaking at the High-Level Debate of the General Assembly on Saturday, Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde said, "A permanent member of the Security Council has launched an unprovoked, unjustified and illegal aggression against a neighboring country,” adding that this was done in “blatant disregard of its international obligations and the human suffering that extends far beyond the immediate war zone.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 26 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

26 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Swedish minister walking to the General Assembly podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Ann Christin Linde, Foreign Minister, Sweden:
"A permanent member of the Security Council has launched an unprovoked, unjustified and illegal aggression against a neighboring country. This was done in blatant disregard of its international obligations and the human suffering that extends far beyond the immediate war zone.”
4. Wide shot, General Assembly podium
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Ann Christin Linde, Foreign Minister, Sweden:
“ The General Assembly has come together to demand that Russia immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw all of its military forces from the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized border. The General Assembly has reaffirmed Ukrainian sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity."
6. Med shot, Swedish delegation
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Ann Christin Linde, Foreign Minister, Sweden:
"The war in Ukraine must stop and Russia's troops withdraw. The fake referenda on Ukrainian territory would be illegal and will have no effect. Neither partial mobilization, the appalling use of nuclear threats nor any escalation will deter us from supporting Ukraine. Humanitarian law and principle must be upheld, and Ukraine's nuclear power plants protected from Russia's illegal and reckless attacks. Accountability for the heinous crimes committed must be ensured. International law must be upheld and decision by the UN body is respected."
8. Med shot, delegates
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Ann Christin Linde, Foreign Minister, Sweden:
“The nuclear threat is alarmingly present, and Russia’s actions lower the threshold in a way that increases the threat facing us all. In January this year, the leaders of all five nuclear weapons states committed to the prevention of nuclear war and avoiding arms race. They affirmed that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. Russia's irresponsible actions and nuclear rhetoric since then, severely undermines the credibility of its commitments on this pledge. It is also deeply troubling that Russia broke consensus on the draft outcome of the NPT Review Conference."
10. Med shot, Finland’s delegation
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Ann Christin Linde, Foreign Minister, Sweden:
“This military invasion of a country in our neighborhood in violation of the very same international law that is protecting us all from aggression has also fundamentally changed Sweden's security environment. In response to this seriously deteriorating security situation the Swedish government decided on the 16th of May to apply for NATO membership. The decision has broad national support and was made following extensive consultation among political parties. It was taken in tandem with Finland and the decision is anchored in a firm belief that security is best built together with others."
12. Wide shot, Swedish minister leaving the podium

STORYLINE:

Speaking at the High-Level Debate of the General Assembly on Saturday (24 Sep), Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde said, "A permanent member of the Security Council has launched an unprovoked, unjustified and illegal aggression against a neighboring country,” adding that this was done in “blatant disregard of its international obligations and the human suffering that extends far beyond the immediate war zone.”

She noted that the General Assembly had come together to demand that Russia “immediately, completely and unconditionally” withdraw all of its military forces from the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized border. She added, “The General Assembly has reaffirmed Ukrainian sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity."

The Swedish diplomat underlined, "The war in Ukraine must stop and Russia's troops withdraw. The fake referenda on Ukrainian territory would be illegal and will have no effect. Neither partial mobilization, the appalling use of nuclear threats nor any escalation will deter us from supporting Ukraine. Humanitarian law and principle must be upheld, and Ukraine's nuclear power plants protected from Russia's illegal and reckless attacks.”

Linde also emphasized, “Accountability for the heinous crimes committed must be ensured. International law must be upheld and decision by the UN body is respected."

She also said, “The nuclear threat is alarmingly present, and Russia’s actions lower the threshold in a way that increases the threat facing us all.”

The Swedish Foreign Minister noted that in January this year, the leaders of all five nuclear weapons states committed to the prevention of nuclear war and avoiding arms race. She said, “They affirmed that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. Russia's irresponsible actions and nuclear rhetoric since then, severely undermines the credibility of its commitments on this pledge. It is also deeply troubling that Russia broke consensus on the draft outcome of the NPT Review Conference."

“This military invasion of a country in our neighborhood in violation of the very same international law that is protecting us all from aggression has also fundamentally changed Sweden's security environment,” Linde said.

She added, “In response to this seriously deteriorating security situation the Swedish government decided on the 16th of May to apply for NATO membership. The decision has broad national support and was made following extensive consultation among political parties. It was taken in tandem with Finland and the decision is anchored in a firm belief that security is best built together with others."

Finland and Sweden announced bids to join NATO in May this year after Russia's invasion of Ukraine last 24th February. Sweden and Finland were both neutral throughout the Cold War.
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