Zakharova said in a statement issued today that “the Russian delegation will not legitimize its presence on this new political scene organized in the form of an extraordinary session.”
Unfortunately, our arguments and clarifications about the true objectives of this special military operation [na Ucrânia] And he completely ignored the real situation on the ground.”
“it is obvious that [os russos] The spokeswoman added, describing this session as “a new anti-Russian movement by the ‘western group’.”
The UN Human Rights Council will organize the extraordinary session on Thursday, at the request of Kyiv and with the support of 15 other council members, including France, Gambia, Japan, Mexico, the United States and Poland, and more than 35 observer countries, including Bulgaria, Hungary, Switzerland and Turkey.
This is the first meeting dedicated to this topic since the United Nations General Assembly suspended Russia in early April from the highest body of the international human rights organization.
However, with Moscow expected to suspend it by relinquishing its membership in the Human Rights Council, Russia has the right to participate as an observer country in the council’s work scheduled for Thursday.
Russia launched a military attack on Ukraine on February 24 that killed more than 3,000 civilians, according to the United Nations, which warns that the real number is likely to be much higher.
The military offensive has caused more than 13 million people to flee, including more than 5.5 million outside the country, according to the latest United Nations data.
The Russian invasion was generally condemned by the international community, which responded by sending weapons to Ukraine and strengthening economic and political sanctions against Moscow.
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