UN The meeting of the Security Council, temporarily chaired by Russia, led to tense exchanges on the situation in Ukraine.
As fighting continues in Ukraine, war was also called for at United Nations headquarters in New York on Monday, April 24, during a meeting of the Security Council. The presidency of the body, which rotates every month, is occupied by Russia in April. Its Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday chaired a meeting on the “protection of principles” of the UN Charter, the text he is accused of violating by launching his offensive in Ukraine.
On stage, the head of Russian diplomacy condemned“Sovereignty” He was appointed in charge of the United States, A “Deep Crisis” United Nations. “By organizing this debate, Russia is trying to portray itself as a defender of the UN Charter and multilateralism. Nothing could be further from the truth, it’s a cynical act.“, condemned European Ambassador Olof Skoog, surrounded by representatives of the 27 EU countries. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has condemned this “catastrophe” Instigated by Russia in Ukraine. Here are other highlights of the day.
Two far-right activists who returned from Ukraine with weapons were sentenced
The two men, born in 1995 and 1997 and known to French intelligence, were arrested on Saturday when they arrived in Paris on a bus from Lviv, Ukraine, Franceinfo learned from concordant sources on Monday. According to the Paris prosecutor’s office, these two men “Possession of optical and ammunition magazines classified as weapons of war” and declared “Fought in Ukraine”. Tried in instant appearance for “carrying weapons”, they pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 15 months in prison, 9 of which were suspended.
Emmanuel Macron plans to return to Ukraine
“Obviously, I will return to Ukraine in the next few weeks, in the next months (…)”, Emmanuel Macron made the announcement during a press conference in Ostend (Belgium) on the sidelines of a summit on offshore wind power on Monday. Such a move will happen “Once we define the right moment with the European partners and President Zelensky”, He expressed his desire to go only there, in detail “to bring about decisions or decisive moments”. Emmanuel Macron traveled to Ukraine in June, along with German Chancellor Olaf Schaalz and then Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and hosted Volodymyr Zelensky in Paris in February. Follow our life.
Moscow says Ukrainian drone shot down in Russia
Russian officials said the plane crashed about 50 kilometers from Moscow on Monday, causing no casualties or damage. This is the second incident reported in the Moscow region since the offensive began in Ukraine in February 2022.
UN ‘one way’ to extend grain deal
On the sidelines of the UN Security Council meeting, its Secretary General Antonio Guterres presented Sergey Lavrov. “A Letter to President Vladimir Putin Outlines a Proposed Way to Improve, Extend and Expand” A press release from its services said the agreement allows Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea despite the conflict since last July. A similar letter was sent to the other two signatory countries, Ukraine and Turkey. The agreement was extended for 60 days on March 19.
Estonia wants to negotiate Ukraine’s entry into the EU in 2023
“We hope that Ukraine will be able to start accession negotiations with the EU this year”, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas spoke with Volodymyr Zelenskyi during his visit to Zhytomyr (Ukraine). However, she admitted that it would be “A difficult process” And have Ukraine “100% meet the criteria” Presented by the European Union.
China rejected its ambassador after his comments about former Soviet states
A Chinese diplomatic spokesman on Monday assured that his country respects The “State of Sovereignty” Countries of the former Soviet Union. A reaction to Chinese Ambassador to France Lu Xie’s controversial comments at the LCI on Friday: He promised no to the former Soviet republics that gained independence. “No Effective Status in International Law”. An announcement that provoked strong reactions from the international community.
On Monday, the ambassador was received by French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna’s chief of staff. He called the messenger “to use his public speech in accordance with the official positions of his country”Quai d’Orsay said at the end of this meeting.
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