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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov leaves the room after addressing a Security Council meeting on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at the United Nations on September 22, 2022 in New York.
War in Ukraine – The scene says a lot about the climate of international tension. Unable to agree, US and Russian diplomatic chiefs met at the UN on Thursday. UkraineAs far as seeing the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Leave half a cycle after his speech.
Speaking first, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken called for the international community to act Russian President Vladimir Putin To account for his invasion of the Ukraine. “President Putin cannot be allowed to get away with this”He announced that Ukraine and the situation in Ukraine will be the subject of this meeting convened by the French President of the Security Council.“Impunity” Crimes committed since Russia invaded the country in February.
His Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, who was in the council chamber, gave the address, although the other ministers did not sit at the same table to hear their speeches, and was replaced by a deputy.
Lavrov condemns Q’s “impunity” and leaves
and pointed out by Guardian, The head of Russian diplomacy does not want to be frank. No one was surprised when Sergey Lavrov, who arrived 90 minutes late to the meeting of the Security Council, left the room at the end of his speech. A behavior that brilliantly inspired his British counterpart, James: “He left the Hemicycle, I’m not surprised, I don’t think Mr. Lavrov wants to hear the collective condemnation of this House”.
Before this remarkable coup, the Russian minister confirmed it “Kyiv owes its Western partners its impunity” In front of his peers including Ukrainian Dmytro Kouleba during this special meeting. The minister took advantage of the platform given to him to launch a diatribe against him “The Totalitarian Nazi State” From 2014 to Ukraine’s convictions for its actions and in place according to him.
“Today there is an attempt to impose on us a completely different story that Russian aggression is the cause of this tragedy”He argued, blaming Ukraine “Russophobia”. Says he has “no faith” in him The work of the International Criminal CourtLavrov also took the liberty of reaffirming the common sense of the invasion of Ukraine in February. “unavoidable” According to him.
For his part, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an investigation “List of Atrocities” Takes place in Ukraine. A message shared by French diplomacy: “There is no peace without justice”The French Foreign Minister assured Catherine ColonnaHe mentioned that the authorities should “Answer” their crimes.
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