White House correspondent
The United States asked all countries to think hard about what side they’re going to be on history over the Russian aggression in Ukraine.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said this in a briefing on Thursday while reply to a question on Bangladesh’s position on beside Russia .
White House Correspondent Mushfiqul Fazal raised the question at the briefing.
Mentioning Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent speech for Russia he asked “The whole world against the Russian aggression in Ukraine -- other than the few countries like Bangladesh. Bangladesh Prime Minister recently told at the parliament -- though this parliament is not mandated by the people. She told that -- that “Russia stood by us in our bad time, and we are surely beside the country” -- besides the Russia. And she blamed USA not to help during the Liberation War in 1971. So what is your comment about this authoritarian prime minister's remarks in the parliament?”
In reply, the White House press secretary said, “I don't have any specific response to the Prime Minister. I would just say that what we're doing is encouraging every country to think hard about what side they're going to be on history.”
It is to be mentioned that on March 30, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her speech at the Bangladesh parliament said, “Russia stood by us in our bad time and we are surely beside the country.” The prime minister mentioned that “Russia is a friendly country of Bangladesh and it stood beside us when the US 7th fleet was sent towards Bay of Bengal during the Liberation War in 1971.”