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 Russia’s representative stunned by US tough stance against Russian Federation at UN Security Council, - Ukraine’s ambassador to UN

Before U.S. President Donald Trump's envoy to the U.N. Nikki Haley voiced America’s firm and unwavering stance on the situation in eastern Ukraine, she had thoroughly explored the matter including through communication with the Ukrainian colleagues.

As reported by Censor.NET, Ukraine's Ambassador to the U.N. Volodymyr Yelchenko said in an interview with Ukrinform.

"In my opinion, the U.S. ambassador to U.N. is well-informed of the situation in the Donbas and knows the ropes about Crimea. The stance she has voiced confirms that the new U.S. administration is fully aware of Ukraine situation while its stance on this issue continues being tough," the head of Ukraine's Mission to the U.N. stressed.

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He also said that he met with Nikki Haley before the Security Council meeting on Ukraine and briefed her on recent developments in the Donbas.

The Ukrainian diplomat also expressed confidence that the Russian representative was at least stunned by the U.S. tough stance amidst statements by the new White House Administration on possible improvement of ties with Russia.

"I saw the look on Mr Churkin's face at that moment. I think it came as a surprise for him. He definitely did not expect the new U.S. ambassador to get so tough on Russia," Yelchenko said.

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According to the ambassador, Ukraine can count on further U.S. support within the U.N. and further international pressure on the Russian Federation.

"I'm dead certain of it," the diplomat said.

He added that the U.N. Security Council meeting reiterated support of the international community for Ukraine.

As reported, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Haley made a strong speech in the U.N. Security Council: 'The United States continues to condemn and call for an immediate end to the Russian occupation of Crimea. Crimea is a part of Ukraine. Our Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns control over the peninsula to Ukraine.'

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