Ukraine at UN General Assembly: Nothing to talk about with aggressor

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian delegation thus reacted to a number of statements by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
18:24, 23 September 2017

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The Ukrainian delegation at the UN General Assembly advised Russia first  to stop aggression, return the Crimea and get out of Donbass, in order to have at least a moral right to comment on the situation in Ukraine on the international arena. The corresponding statement of the delegation, the text of which was received by Ukrinform, was voiced at a meeting of the General Assembly the day before, in response to a statement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

"Russia is clearly recognized by the UN as the state-occupier of part of the Ukrainian territory and, as a consequence, the party to the conflictю It was recognized by the General Assembly as the supreme representative body of the United Nations," the statement says.

The aggressor deserves an appropriate attitude of the international community for this.

"In the end, the last thing the General Assembly needs is to start the polemic with  aggressor," the document stresses.

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Earlier Latvia in UN urged to bring Russia to account for aggression against neighbors.

Russia must respect the territorial integrity of all countries and renounce attempts to change state borders by force. President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis called for this at the UN General Assembly.

"The resolution of existing conflicts is necessary to prevent new ones. We must resolutely defend the rule-based security order in Europe. The territorial integrity of independent states should be respected by all, including the Russian Federation, "Vejonis said.

He called for Russia to be held accountable for its aggressive actions against neighbors.

Related: Lavrov: UN peacekeepers needed in Donbas only to guard OSCE observers

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