Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine will continue until Ukraine stops shelling Donbass and until no threat comes from its territory, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyansky has said, TASS reports.
"We started a special military operation in order to put an end to bombardments of Donbas by Ukraine, and also to make sure that this country (that Western states helped to turn into an anti-Russia) and its nationalist leadership stop posing a threat to both Russia and people living in Ukraine’s southern and south-eastern areas. The special operation will continue until these goals are achieved," he told the UN Security Council session on Tuesday.
"By supplying your weapons, you only prolong the agony of the criminal Kyiv regime that is ready to sacrifice its own population. The sooner you realize this, the sooner Ukrainian leadership comes to a negotiations table with a realistic position rather than pompous slogans and phantom pains," the Russian diplomat added.
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky was allowed to speak before the UN Security Council remotely and without prior consultations with other council members, which violates the existing practices, Polyansky said.
"We are seriously concerned by the Albanian presidency’s attitude regarding President Zelensky’s participation in the current session. No prior consultations on the issue with all Council members were held. In fact, delegations were informed about it at the very last moment. This violates the existing practice and traditions of the Security Council’s work," he said.