New York, 23 September 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov delivered a speech at the United Nations Security Council UNSC meeting on Thursday, September 22.

The Russian Foreign Minister discussed the stance of Russia on the topic of the Ukraine war. He called Ukraine “anti-Russian” and brought up the Ukrainian military operations in Donbas.

Russian Foreign Minister at UNSC 

The Foreign Minister of Russia gave the Russian stance during the conference.

He charged that Ukraine and its Western supporters were acting with “impunity” in the eastern Donbas region. He also claimed that Kyiv was depriving the territory’s primarily Russian-speaking populace of fundamental human rights.

“People were denied their pensions, their subsidies, access to education, and basic civil rights,” Lavrov said.

He asserted Ukraine and its allies that including Germany, France, and the United States have been trying to “impose on us a completely different narrative about Russian aggression”.

Lavrov claimed that the West “cynically ignored” Ukraine’s repressive activities. They ignored the “ousting” of the Russian language, instead of pressuring Kyiv to carry out the Minsk agreements that put a stop to the Donbas war in 2014.

Lavrov accused Kyiv of threatening Russia’s security and “brazenly trampling” the rights of Russians and Russian-speakers in Ukraine. He added that it all “simply confirms the decision to conduct the special military operation was inevitable.”

The U.S. secretary of state, Antony J. Blinken, denounced President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia over his statement. The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Russia could use all arms available in the war. The statement was interpreted by officials in both Russia and the West as a veiled reference to nuclear weapons.

“Every council member should send a clear message that these reckless nuclear threats must stop immediately,” Secretary Blinken told the Security Council, in some of his strongest comments since the war began. “Tell President Putin to stop the horror he started.”, he further added.

The full speech of the Foreign Minister can be read on the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website.

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