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 Minister Klimkin: Ukrainian delegation's démarche shows attitude to Russia and Putin's speech

Ukraine's delegation left the hall of the UN General Assembly during the speech of Vladimir Putin in sign of unwillingness to stay in proximity to the Russian president.

This was announced by Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on air of 5 Channel, Censor.NET reports referring to Interfax-Ukraine.

"Obama's speech brought down the house as he spoke of democracy and values, whose main message was - to go forward and not to look back, not to do what was done centuries ago. And no applause was heard during Putin's speech," he said.

Commenting on the speech itself, the minister expressed the view that "it was an unemotional speech in which Putin reiterated Russia's well-known arguments, absolutely nothing new."

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According to Klimkin, the Ukrainian delegation had no desire to stay near the Russian president and listen to his speech. "It stands to reason I had no desire to stay just in front of Putin during his speech and listen to what he was saying. Just the same as the Ukrainian delegation," the minister said.

"It's not just a démarche. It is Ukraine's attitude to Russia as an aggressor and to what Putin said," Klimkin stated.

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