5 Apr 2022 10:21 pm
Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Vasily Nebenzya has stated that Ukraine’s allegations against the Russian military are not supported by any evidence. The ambassador referred to the events in the Ukrainian city of Bucha.
Ukraine’s allegations against the Russian military are not supported by any evidence. The Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Security Council, Vasily Nebensia, referred to this on Tuesday. The Russian diplomat addressed Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, who was attending the UN Security Council session via video link:
“We consider your responsibility for the unfounded and superficial allegations against the Russian soldiers, which are not supported by any eyewitness accounts.”
According to Nebensia, the version of events in Bucha disseminated by Ukrainian and Western media is full of inconsistencies. Literally it said:
“I understand that you saw the bodies and heard the stories. You only saw what they wanted to show you. The version of events disseminated by the Ukrainian and Western media is obviously contradictory.”
At the same time, the Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN pointed out that there were no bodies immediately after the Russian troops withdrew, as evidenced by several video recordings. Nebenzya pointed out that there were recordings of Ukrainian radicals calling for people with white armbands, i.e. civilians, to be shot at. The diplomat also stressed:
“The bodies on the video bear no resemblance to those that have been lying on the street for three or four days, and according to the sensational and utterly unscientific report of the New York Times, since March 20.”
Hundreds of people are ready to testify about neo-Nazi crimes in Ukraine, it said. Nebenzya added that Ukraine wanted to solve the problem in Donbass militarily in March. And there is a lot of evidence for that, Russia has found relevant secret orders. In addition, Ukraine is said to have repeatedly refused to implement the Minsk agreements. Russia had no other way out than a military operation in Ukraine.
Vasily Nebensia underlined that Western countries would try to prolong the conflict in Ukraine by supplying Kyiv with arms and ammunition. He stressed that Western countries do not care about Ukraine itself:
“For them it was and is just a pawn in a geopolitical game against Russia, which they will readily sacrifice. But for now, they will try to prolong this conflict by supplying more arms and ammunition.”
Ukrainian authorities and journalists from Reuters, AFP and BBC on Sunday released footage from two small towns in the Kyiv region, Bucha and Irpen. These show mass graves and corpses in the streets, some with their hands tied. Russia was accused of killing civilians.
Subsequently, the Russian Ministry of Defense described the published material as another provocation. According to the military, during the period that Bucha was under the control of the Russian military, not a single resident was a victim of violence, while the Ukrainian military shelled the southern parts of the city around the clock. In addition, the Ministry of Defense clarified that the Russian military had completely left Bucha on March 30, while the photos with the corpses only appeared four days later.
For his part, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed that the reason for this provocation was to find an excuse to derail the ongoing negotiations. The Russian foreign ministry chief pointed out that this was done at a time when the talks were making progress.
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