Russia calls the UN security Council on Ukraine

Россия созывает Совбез ООН по Украине

Ukraine uses the UN to draw attention to the real situation in the Donbass

The Russian initiative is another “smokescreen”, according to the permanent mission of Ukraine to the UN.

Representatives of Russia initiated on February 12, a meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Ukraine. This was stated by the speaker of the permanent mission of Ukraine to the UN, Oleg Nikolenko, reports UKRINFORM on Monday, February 11.

“We know that the Russian Federation addressed to the Chairman of the UN Security Council with a request to convene on 12 February, the security Council meeting on the situation in Ukraine. The declared reason – the fourth anniversary of the signing of the Minsk agreements”, – said the diplomat.

He noted that the Russian initiative is another “smokescreen”, which aims to divert the attention of the States members of the United Nations first comprehensive discussion of Russian aggression against Ukraine at a special session of the UN General Assembly. It will be held on 20 February and will be dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

According to the Ukrainian diplomat, Russia’s constructive role in resolving the conflict in the Donbas in the UN, nobody believes, therefore, “the convening of this meeting of the Security Council is particularly cynical.”

Nikolenko noted that Ukraine uses this event to draw attention to the real situation in the Donbas.

Earlier it was reported that the implementation of the Minsk agreements on Donbass it is necessary the presence of international forces under UN auspices. This was stated in a joint statement, U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo and Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin.

In turn, the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that the US proposal regarding the UN mission in the Donbas is unacceptable and assured that “the Donbass will not surrender.”

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