Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations

Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations

It’s Your “Victory” Day!

We would like to congratulate our Ukrainian colleagues on yet another “victory”. By such Kiev understands any opportunity to derail any Russian initiative. It has long become evident that Ukrainian diplomacy knows no other priority but this. We are not cognizant of any other of their priorities. The Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN has become especially active recently. On a regular basis it would spitefully inform Ukrainian and global public about another “glorious” victory in the “fight” with Russia.

What fell prey to Ukraine’s “resolute and unwavering” stance this time was a draft resolution of the UN General Assembly aimed at coordinating global efforts in countering the coronavirus pandemic that had been co-authored by over 30 states, including Russia. Our Ukrainian colleagues did not like the call to act in a good neighborly spirit that they claim was improper for an “aggressor-state” – this is how, contrary to facts and common sense, Ukrainian propaganda would insistently call Russia.

Brave Ukrainian anti-reality campaigners feel no confuse about obnoxiousness of their position that undermines one of promising tracks of global cooperation in countering COVID-19. If sustained in the spirit of provisions of the mentioned draft resolution, cooperation at this track could have benefited many potential victims of the pandemic, in the first place – developing countries in vulnerable situations, whom the draft was initially designed to support. We would like to remind that the call to lift coercive economic measures that limit capacities to counter the pandemic was dedicated to the developing countries for whom our Ukrainian colleagues obviously seem little to care.

We would ask our colleagues never to bother about anti-Russian sanctions. We remind: we do not negotiate illegitimate restrictions imposed against us. We neither bargain, nor beg anyone to lift them.  

Unlike other countries who also broke silence on our draft, our Ukrainian colleagues that portrayed themselves as the main winners of this “battle” failed even to take the trouble to present any resolution-related arguments apart from worn-out clichés and fakes about Russia. However, we call to be lenient to our Ukrainian neighbors. They still have to go a long way to emancipate from “Anti-Russia” which is what post-Maidan Ukraine looks like, to, genuine Ukraine – a country with a positive agenda, clear priorities and democratic principles. A country that respects the rights of all of its citizens, that does not meet those who disagree with bullets and projectiles, that does not use its armed forces against its own population. Perhaps, such Ukraine would better understand the meaning of the words “good neighborly relations”.