Russian UN Deputy Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov yelled at British ambassador to the UN Matthew Rycroft during the Security Council session on chemical attack in Syrian Idlib. Russia’ representative made some non-diplomatic statements after Matthew Rycroft accused Russia in supporting Bashar Assad’s regime.
UN Matthew Rycroft said that "Russia cannot now possibly claim that it opposes the use of chemical weapons."
Safronkov lashed out at his counterpart saying:
Vladimir Safronkov, Russia's ambassador to the UN, who is helming the Russian mission to the UN since longtime ambassador Vitaly Churkin died in February, addressed the Security Council in his native Russian.
“His [Rycroft’s] address shows only that he intends to hamper [UN Syria special envoy Staffan] De Mistura’s efforts to resolve the crisis, and to bring confrontation and enmity to the Security Council,” said Safronkov.
“You lose sleep over the fact that we might work together with the US. You are scared, and you do everything to undermine it.”
“Don’t turn away your eyes! Look at me! Why are you averting your eyes?” continued the Russian diplomat, using the familiar ‘you’ form in the Russian language, used for talking to friends and children, and almost never in public addresses.
Earlier it was reported Russia blocked UN Security Council resolution on Syria. Earlier Russian Federation warned about such decision.