Germany and France "indulge fantasies about the Russian aggression in Ukraine". Vasiliy Nebenzya, Russia's permanent representative in the UN claimed this during the video conference of the UN Security Council, which took place on February 11.
"By the way, Ukrainian delegation and its Western patrons, including members of the Normandy format - Germany and France - are absent. Where are your principles, then? Those who only support one side of the conflict and indulge sick fantasies about the Russian aggression cannot call themselves mediators. You, gentlemen, are rather accomplices in crimes that Kyiv commits against the population of Donbas", Nebenzya said.
Earlier, it became known that a sniper of Russian occupants killed Ukrainian serviceman in Donbas combat zone.
As we reported, representatives of France and Norway in the UN claimed their support of Ukraine's territorial integrity, and asked Russia to respect Minsk agreements. They said so during the video conference from the UN Security Council session. The gathering was convened so as to discuss the situation in Donbas.
France claimed it "would not tolerate" the fact that Russia fails to live up to Minsk agreements, which are supposed to maintain peace process in the war-torn eastern Ukraine.
The Norwegian representative claimed support of Ukraine's territorial integrity, including Crimea. Norway condemned the Russian aggression and urged the Russian Federation to withdraw its troops from the territory of Ukraine.
Both countries praised the work of the Normandy format and the Minsk talks group.