UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine Smokescreen – Nikolenko
Russia called or a United Nations Security Council meeting today on the fourth anniversary of the signing of the Minsk agreements, which it has not yet honored
Russia initiated a United Nations Security Council meeting today under the pretext of the fourth anniversary of the signing of the Minsk agreements, but its real purpose is to divert attention from an upcoming special meeting, Ukrainian Spokesman Oleh Nikolenko told Ukrinform.
Nikolenko said that the first comprehensive discussion of Russian aggression against Ukraine will be held at a special session of the UN General Assembly on Feb. 20, devoted to the fifth anniversary of Russian aggression against Ukraine.
“If the Russian side is so deeply concerned about the Minsk agreements, then why hasn’t it yet fulfilled any of these documents? Why didn’t the Russian delegation to the UN convene a meeting of the Security Council when the proxy forces it supports violated the ceasefire hundreds of times, shelled the residential quarters of Mariupol, Pisky or Avdiyivka, or its gang formations blocked the work of OSCE observers, including by destroying the UAVs of the monitoring mission?” he said.
Russian-backed militants continue to attack Ukrainian positions in Donbas, usually with weapons banned by the Minsk Accords. On Monday, another Ukrainian soldier was wounded.
Nikolenko said that Ukraine would use the event to draw attention to the situation in Donbas.
The UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine is to begin at 10 p.m. Kyiv time, Nikolenko said.