Russia calls the UN security Council under the Minsk agreements

РФ созывает Совбез ООН по Минским соглашениям

Russia initiated the convening of the February 12 meeting of the UN security Council on the situation in Ukraine under the pretext of the fourth anniversary of the signing of the Minsk agreements.

About it reports “UKRINFORM”.

“We know that the Russian Federation addressed to the Chairman of the UN Security Council with a request to convene on 12 February, the security Council meeting on the situation in Ukraine. The declared reason – the fourth anniversary of the signing of the Minsk agreements”, – said the press-Secretary of the Permanent mission of Ukraine to the UN Oleg Nikolenko.

Nikolenko added that the Russian initiative is another “smokescreen” intended to distract the attention of the States members of the United Nations first comprehensive discussion of Russian aggression against Ukraine at a special session of the UN General Assembly on 20 February, to mark the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the conflict.

“If the Russian side so passionately dealt with by the Minsk agreements, that why until now has not fulfilled any one of the items in these documents? Why the Russian delegation at the United Nations convened a meeting of the security Council when it supported puppets hundreds of times violated the ceasefire, shelled residential areas of Mariupol, Peski or Avdeyevka, or its gangs blocked the work of the OSCE observers, including by the destruction of the UAV monitoring mission?” – he stressed.

According to the Ukrainian diplomat, the constructive role of Russia in solving the resulting armed conflict against Ukraine in the UN, nobody believes, therefore, the convening of this meeting of the Security Council is particularly cynical.

Nikolenko noted that Ukraine uses this event to draw attention to the real situation in the Donbas.

“However, during the meeting of Ukraine together with partners will bring to the attention of the international community the relevant information on the situation in the East of Ukraine. As we have seen, in recent days, the Kremlin-backed forces have repeatedly shelled positions of Ukrainian military in the Donbass, including the Minsk agreements prohibited weapons,” – said the diplomat.

He drew attention to the fact that the Russians date is not accidental because on February 12, the UN has also scheduled a presentation of the humanitarian response Plan for Ukraine in 2019. In the Organization declared the need for 163 million dollars. USA to assist 2.3 million Ukrainians affected by Russian aggression.

“The humanitarian dimension is one of the areas where the consolidation of international efforts at present is most urgent,” – said the diplomat.

We will remind, earlier it was reported, zamgenseka UN has invited Ukraine and Russia to negotiate.

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