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Ukraine Tells Russia To ‘Go Straight To Hell’ At Russia-Led U.N. Meeting On Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

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The United Nations Security Council held its second meeting this week on Russian aggression against Ukraine late Tuesday – a meeting presided over by the Russian ambassador ending with Ukraine’s envoy warning he would “go straight to Hell.”

Russian strongman Vladimir Putin announced an invasion of Ukraine in the early morning hours of Thursday that, reports indicate, has gone far beyond the Donbas region Putin claims he is protecting and included reported explosions in Kyiv, the national capital hundreds of miles from the Russian border.

At press time, the Ukrainian government has called the attack a “full-scale” attempt to overthrow the democratically elected government of President Volodymyr Zelensky and announced a program to rapidly distribute weapons to as many Ukrainian citizens as possible.

The Security Council is the United Nations’ top peacekeeping agency. Russia is one of five nations that has veto powers in the Security Council and is currently the president of the organization.

Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia used his status as president to condemn Ukraine for causing its own invasion, blaming the Zelensky administration, which took office in 2019, for the Maidan pro-democracy protests in 2014 that led to the resignation of Putin proxy Viktor Yanukovych.

“The tragedy in Ukraine started indeed after the illegal coup in Maidan in 2014 when, rather than dialogue with the Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine, the new authorities brandished guns and airplanes at them,” Nebenzia claimed. In reality, Yanukovych’s security forces killed over 100 mostly peaceful protesters who had flooded the heart of Kyiv urging their government to move away from Russian influence and embrace Europe. The Maidan protests led to the election of Petro Poroshenko, the president Zelensky defeated in the 2019 vote.

Nebenzia also claimed that “occupation of Ukraine is not in our plan,” a remark that outraged Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations Sergiy Kyslytsya.

Kyslytsya told the assembly that his prepared statement was “useless” because there was no longer any time to prevent full-scale war.

“The Russian president declared a war. Should I play the video of your president? You declared a war. It’s responsibility of this body to stop the war,”… (Read more)

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