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 Russia speaks of peace and fuels conflict - US Permanent Representative to UN Power

Russia signs agreements, and then does everything within its power to undermine them. Russia champions the sovereignty of nations, and then acts as if a neighbor’s borders do not exist.

As reported by Censor.NET citing usembassy.gov, this was announced by the U.S. Permanent Representative to UN Samantha Power at the UN session on situation in Ukraine Feb. 17.

"We've gotten used to living in an upside-down world with respect to Ukraine. Russia speaks of peace, and then fuels conflict. Russia signs agreements, and then does everything within its power to undermine them. Russia champions the sovereignty of nations, and then acts as if a neighbor's borders do not exist. Yet even for those of us growing accustomed to living in an upside-down world, the idea that Russia - which manufactured and continues to escalate the violence in Ukraine - has tabled a resolution today calling for the conflict's peaceful solution, is ironic, to say the least. Bitterly ironic, given that this Council has dedicated some thirty meetings to calling on Russia to stop escalating the very same conflict, and given the human consequences that are growing daily.

"We are for peace in Ukraine. We are for Ukraine's sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and unity. We are for ending the violence in eastern Ukraine that has taken more than 5,600 lives since last April, and displaced already approximately one million people," Power said.

Read more: UN Security Council adopts resolution in support of Minsk agreement

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n325126
 
 
 
 
 
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