Churkin: Russia is shocked by the West's complacency towards the actions of the Kiev authorities
The complacency of Western countries, demonstrated at a meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday, gives the authorities in Kiev confidence in the impunity of their actions, says Vitaly Churkin, Russia's permanent representative to the world organization.
“During the May meeting of the Security Council on the situation in Ukraine, 2, we were shocked by the complacency of the Western members of the Security Council regarding the actions of the illegitimate Kiev authorities and the ultraradical elements on which they rely, including their use of force. with support, they are convinced that they can act with impunity ", - noted in the popular statement Churkin in English.
Why called a meeting of the UN Security Council
The UN Security Council on Friday held an emergency meeting, convened by Russia in connection with the resumption of military operations in the south-east of Ukraine. During the meeting, Vitaly Churkin urged Kiev’s western patrons to achieve a cessation of hostilities. "The first blood has already been shed, information about the dead and wounded is coming. And if you do not immediately stop the criminal adventure of the Kiev clique, the hardest, disastrous consequences for Ukraine cannot be avoided," he warned.
However, the United States, Britain and France did not agree with the Russian Federation in assessing the actions of Kiev. Thus, the United Kingdom’s permanent representative Mark Lyall Grant argued that the operation of the Ukrainian troops fit into the framework of Kiev’s efforts to ensure the rule of law and the security of its own citizens.
"The actions of the radicals are reminiscent of the crimes of the Nazis"
The riots and killings committed by members of Ukrainian national radicals in Odessa are reminiscent of the Nazi crimes, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin said on Friday.
In a statement circulated here in English, he expressed concern about reports from a city in southern Ukraine, according to which "bandits from the Right Sector" drove the protesters into the building of the House of Trade Unions and burned 38 people alive. " “Such actions are reminiscent of the crimes of the Nazis, in which Ukrainian ultranationalists draw their ideological inspiration,” the Russian Permanent Representative noted.
He demanded that “Western patrons of the Ukrainian authorities, including US Secretary of State John Kerry, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, and the United Kingdom Foreign Minister William Hague together with Russia condemn the barbaric act.”
Clashes in Odessa
The riots in Odessa began on Friday afternoon with a mass brawl on Grecheskaya Street. It is reported that football fans and radicals of the Right Sector and Self-Defense from Kiev, who had come from Kharkov, became its instigators, staged a march through the streets of Odessa.
They provoked clashes with supporters of federalization. A tent camp was set on fire, where signatures were collected for holding a referendum on the federalization of Ukraine and vesting Russian with state status, as well as the regional House of Trade Unions.
According to recent reports, 2 people died as a result of the tragic events of 41 in May. Odessa City Council announced a three-day mourning for the dead.
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