Russian Permanent Mission accuses UN leadership of ignoring Budanov’s statements

The Russian mission to the UN said that the de facto leadership of the organization did not respond to the statements of the head of military intelligence of Ukraine Kirill Budanov about terrorist attacks against Russian citizens.

A Russian mission statement said that: “The UN leadership, in fact, did not react in any way to Budanov’s statements, which contain frank hate speech and calls for violence on racial grounds.”

The permanent mission emphasized that “the office of the UN Secretary General is trying to hide behind public words about the inadmissibility of terrorist attacks.”

The Russian side believes that “such a reaction indicates political engagement and raises questions about the professional competence of the staff of the General Secretariat.”

Nebenzya emphasized that Budanov’s statements are a prime example of Ukrainian hate speech aimed at calls for violence and “Russophobia”.

He stressed that such actions of Kyiv violate the provisions of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Earlier, the head of Ukrainian military intelligence, Kirill Budanov, acknowledged that Ukrainian special services are behind many cases of persecution of journalists in Russia.

For his part, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier, commenting on Budanov’s statements, that “the Kiev regime not only sponsors crimes, but is also their organizer, inspirer and executor.”

In turn, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova pointed out that “the sponsors of the Ukrainian leadership and those who justify its actions are accomplices of terrorists.”

Vladimir Dzhabarov, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, also confirmed that “Budanov will be tried one day.”


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