Taking off his face mask to speak, the Ukrainian ambassador to the U.N., Sergiy Kyslytsya, called Russia a “virus” for instigating war and chaos for eight years: “The United Nations is sick. That’s a matter of fact. It’s been hit by the virus spread by Kremlin.” And with a defiant tone, Kyslytsya declared, “We are not afraid of anything or anyone. We owe nothing to anyone. And we will not give away anything to anyone.”Läs uttalanden
‘Exercise utmost restraint’: India on Ukraine crisis at UNSC emergency session
TS Tirumurti, India’s permanent representative to the United Nations, presented the country’s position during an emergency session of the UN Security Council convened by Ukraine with the US and the UK, hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he was recognising the independence of the breakaway regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.
“We have been closely following the evolving developments relating to Ukraine, including developments along the eastern border of Ukraine and the related announcement by the Russian Federation,” Tirumurti said.
“The escalation of tension along the border of Ukraine with the Russian Federation is a matter of deep concern. These developments have the potential to undermine peace and security of the region,” he said. Läs uttalandet
Remarks by Ambassador Zhang Jun at the UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine
China has been paying close attention to the latest development of the situation in Ukraine. We have fully elaborated on our position at the previous two meetings of the Security Council. At present, all parties concerned must exercise restraint, and avoid any action that may fuel tensions. We welcome and encourage every effort for a diplomatic solution, and call on all parties concerned to continue dialogue and consultation, and seek reasonable solutions to address each other’s concerns on the basis of equality and mutual respect.
The current situation in Ukraine is a result of many complex factors. China always makes its own position according to the merits of the matter itself. We believe that all countries should solve international disputes by peaceful means in line with the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. Läs uttalandet