Ukraine’s decision to block a UN statement dedicated to the late Russian ambassador is ‘beyond good and evil’ said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a joint press conference with his Swedish colleague, Margot Wallstroem, in Moscow.
Lavrov said that Ukraine’s representative to the UN ‘would not have done this on his own’ and implied he was ordered to do it.
I know how the UNSC works. I have almost no doubt that [Ukraine’s] permanent representative would not have done this on his own. This means that he was ordered to do it.
This goes against Christian values. It’s beyond good and evil. Thanks to the current Ukrainian authorities, however, we are accustomed to the fact that someone in their country treats Russians, and anyone who refuses to dance to the pipe of neo-Nazis, precisely like that.
Ukraine’s move was denounced by other high-ranking Russian officials. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook that the decision shows the essence of the current Ukrainian authorities, while Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Ukraine’s behavior “not at all as important as the loss that Russia’s diplomacy had suffered.”
Vitaly Churkin, Russian permanent ambasaddor to the UN, died suddenly on Monday in New York, just a day before his 65th birthday. The cause of his death still remains unknown. Churkin was taken ill at work and rushed to a Manhattan hospital where he died. Russian Foreign Ministry has not issued a statement regarding the cause of their diplomat’s death.
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