Russia receives a setback in a Security Council in solidarity with Ukraine | EUROtoday

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Ukraine’s allies expressed criticism extra forcefully, however even China assured that “there are no winners in any conflict or war.”

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Russia I obtained a blow this Saturday within the UN Security Council, which requested to sentence the Ukrainian assault final night time within the Russian metropolis of Belgorod, and whose members usually regretted the loss of life of civilians however expressed their solidarity with Ukraine.

It was the second assembly of the Security Council on the battle in 24 hours, since yesterday the physique already mentioned the Russian bombing wave in opposition to the primary Ukrainian cities, which has left at the least 39 useless and 160 injured, and that was condemned by nearly all of international locations.

The Russian ambassador, Vasili Nebenzia, He stated that within the assault on Belgorod 18 individuals died – together with three youngsters – and 108 had been injured, he accused Kiev of attacking civilian targets with “cluster” munitions because of its “Western sponsors”, and threatened that “crimes will be punished.” inevitably”. Later, the figure reported from Russia raised the victims to 21 dead and 110 injured.

Nebenzia called on the international community to “resolutely condemn this brutal terrorist assault” and declared himself “stunned by the silence of the Security Council,” but he did not find the understanding he sought.

Ukraine’s allies expressed criticism of Russia more forcefully, while China, Apparently neutral, he assured that “there aren’t any winners in any battle or battle” and called for “peace and dialogue”; In any case, the common denominator of the session was the calls for an end to the conflict.

Among the harshest messages were those of France: “If (Russia) had not bombed Ukrainian cities and cities for months, we might not be right here this afternoon”; and United Kingdom: “If Russia desires guilty somebody for the deaths of Russians on this battle, let it begin with the president Putin”.

“We are right here once more as a result of the Kremlin refuses to cease his unlawful invasion and (…) Putin is accountable for the mindless and pointless lack of life, that is his battle,” said the US representative, John Kelley, who declared his “help for Ukraine”, a phrase repeated by other members such as Japan.

On behalf of the UN, the deputy secretary of the Departments of political affairs and peace, Khaled Kiari, condemned “all assaults on cities, cities and villages in Ukraine and the Russian Federation,” and warned of the “risks of additional escalation and unfold of this battle.”

Nebenzia, the Russian ambassador, took the floor a second time to denounce the barrage of statements as “cynical”, and insisted that Russia does not attack “peaceable Ukrainian civilians”, at least not “intentionally”, but rather “solely has as army infrastructure aims”.

Ukraine, for its part, noted that the Security Council “met yesterday, meets once more right now, and must be prepared to satisfy tomorrow and the subsequent day” due to Russia’s continued aggression against civilian areas, which continues today.

The UN Humanitarian Affairs Coordination Office reported this Saturday “a brand new wave of indiscriminate assaults that’s taking a heavy toll on civilians in Ukraine for the second consecutive day”, causing “destruction and loss of life” primarily within the Khrkiv area, but in addition within the east and south of the nation.