Ukraine to UN: Russia is funding terrorism to promote the “Russian world”

Украина в ООН: РФ финансирует терроризм для продвижения "русского мира"

Russian Federation for more than two years conducting subversive activities against Ukraine, supporting terrorism in the Donbas, and imposes “Russian world” countries in the post-Soviet space, including with the use of terrorist acts. This statement was made during a meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday, permanent representative of Ukraine to the Organization, Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko, reports “UKRINFORM”.

“For more than two years, Ukraine is a victim of aggression of its neighbor – the Russian Federation. Russia temporarily occupied, and attempted to illegally Annex part of the territory of Ukraine – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol. She continues hostile and subversive activities, supporting terrorism in the Donbas,” – said the Ukrainian diplomat.

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He stressed that Moscow uses a variety of technologies of hybrid war, including terrorist financing, to promote the ideology of the so-called “Russian world”. “This neo-imperialist ideology allows for, and contributes to violations of international law, human rights, committing serious crimes, including acts of terrorism”, – said the representative of Ukraine.

However, he noticed that the brutal and vicious propaganda spread by the state media in Russia, is one of the main elements of the hybrid aggression of the Russian Federation. “We believe that the most dangerous situation occurs when such manipulations occur at the level of state policy. Under international law, States are obliged to refrain from such participation and to prevent acts of terrorism,” recalled Yelchenko.

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In this regard, he called on the international community not to focus only on the elimination of social, economic, cultural, religious and other bases for the spread of violent extremism and terrorism. “There is a need to combat such phenomena as state propaganda of intolerance and hatred, as well as information warfare, which often serve as a means for hybrid war”, – said the permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko by decree No. 555/2015 approved new edition of Military doctrine from September 2, 2015

According to the document, the current military threat to Ukraine today is Russia’s armed aggression, including a temporary occupation of Crimea and aggression in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. In addition, threats are the military buildup of the Russian Federation in the vicinity of the state border, including the ability to deploy tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of Crimea; the militarization of the temporarily occupied territory, the military presence of Russian troops in the Transnistrian region of Moldova, the intensification of Russian intelligence services intelligence and subversive activities in Ukraine in order to destabilize the internal situation.