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Ukraine urges UN to increase pressure on Russia
08:44, 30 December 2016
Ukraine urges UN to increase pressure on Russia

Russian repressions against Ukrainians are ‘unprecedented’, - Ukraine’s ambassador

08:44, 30 December 2016

Volodymyr Yelchenko

Ukraine’s permanent representative in the UN Volodymyr Yelchenko sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The diplomat urged all UN member countries to increase pressure on Russia – as the aggressor country.

Yelchenko's Letter to UN Secretary General
Volodymyr Yelchenko

‘Russia’s repressions against Ukrainian citizens are unprecedented. We urge the member countries to increase pressure on the aggressor,’ reads the letter.

As 112 International reported, the U.S. kicked 35 Russian diplomats out of the country and imposed new sanctions against the Kremlin due to the cyber attacks on U.S. authorities during the presidential campaign. The Russian leadership promised retaliatory steps. U.S. senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham demand even tougher sanctions against Russia.   

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