Sergey Lavrov was at first late for the meeting of the UN Security Council by about an hour and a half, and then left immediately after his speech, during which he once again insulted Ukraine.
Russian delegation to the UN led by the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov, once again demonstrated its lack of manners and court-level diplomacy, this time at a meeting of the UN Security Council.
What Lavrov did and said
Lavrov was late at first meeting of the UN Security Council for about an hour and a half, arriving only when it was his turn to speak.
In his speech, the so-called diplomat once again repeated Russian propaganda theses about the “crimes of the Kyiv regime”, which the USA and its allies cover up. Lavrov also accused Ukrainians of “Nazism” and also said that “Ukraine has finally turned into a neo-Nazi totalitarian state.”
“The USA and its allies, with the connivance of international human rights institutions, have systematically covered up the crimes of the Kyiv regime for eight years, building their policy towards Zelensky, based on the well-known American principle: of course, he is a son of a bitch, but he is our son of a bitch,” he said. Lavrov.
After the speech, the Russian Foreign Minister stood up and left the meeting hall as soon as the next speaker, British Foreign Minister James Cleverley, began to speak. As noted western journalists, Cleverly’s face showed contempt for Lavrov’s actions.
Kuleba’s reaction to Lavrov’s rudeness
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, did not overlook the cowardly behavior of Lavrov, who, let us remind you, barely got an American visato get into the UN.
Kuleba noted that Lavrov fled from the UN Security Council meeting as quickly as Russian soldiers from the battlefield.
“I noticed that Russian diplomats run away as skillfully as Russian soldiers,” the Ukrainian minister noted.
He also noted that during its existence, the UN has heard and seen a lot, but “the extent of today’s lies from Russian diplomats is unprecedented.” According to the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Lavrov’s speech was full of propaganda slogans and unfounded accusations against Ukraine.
“Actually, the only thing that deserves a reaction in today’s Russian speech, out of the whole stream of lies, is the unacceptable jargon used by the Russian representative in relation to the president of a foreign country, the president of Ukraine,” Kuleba said.
Statements by the heads of foreign ministries of other countries
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that many different countries are showing unity on the issue of Russia’s war against Ukraine, writes Associated Press.
“We hear a lot about the divisions between countries in the United Nations. But lately, what has been striking is the amazing unity among member states when it comes to Russia’s war against Ukraine. Leaders of developing and developed countries, large and small, North and South , spoke in the General Assembly about the consequences of the war and the need to end it,” said Blinken.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was careful not to condemn the war, but said China maintains a firm position that “the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries must be respected. The goals and principles of the UN Charter must be respected.”
Indian Foreign Minister Subramanyam Jayashankar called for accountability for atrocities and abuses in Ukraine. “If blatant attacks in broad daylight continue to go unpunished, this council needs to think about the signals we send about impunity. There must be consistency if we are to maintain trust,” he said.
And Brazilian Foreign Minister Carlos Alberto Franca said that immediate efforts to end the war are critical. “Continuation of hostilities endangers the lives of innocent civilians and endangers the food and energy security of millions of families in other regions, especially in developing countries. The risks of escalation posed by the current dynamics of war are simply too great, and their consequences for the world order are unpredictable,” he said.
“Russia’s actions are a gross violation of the UN Charter. We all tried to prevent this conflict. We could not, but we must not hold Russia accountable,” Albanian Foreign Minister Olta Jaka said.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard called the invasion a “gross violation of international law,” while Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said: “If we can’t hold Russia accountable, we’re sending a message to big countries that they can prey on their neighbors with impunity.”
In addition to Dmytro Kuleba, delegates from other countries also paid attention to the demarche of the Russian minister, who came only for his speech and immediately left.
As UNIAN reported, the 77th session of the UN General Assembly began in New York on September 12. On September 20, the traditional high-level week began – the leaders of the states will participate in the work.
On August 18, it became known that Russia demands from the USA to issue visas to the Russian delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs Serhiy Lavrov for their participation in the UN General Assembly in New York.
At the beginning of September it became known that Russia requested 56 visas from the USA in order for the delegation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, to go to the American New York for the annual session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, but has not yet received any of them.
In February The US imposed sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov over a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Also sanctions against them introduced by the European Union.
In April Great Britain imposed sanctions against the daughters of the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov.
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