Russian Ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzya attends a United Nations Security Council meeting amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, the United States, March 17, 2022. REUTERS/David ‘Dee’ Delgado
March 18, 2022
(Reuters) – Russia on Thursday accused Canada of childishly commenting on a letter it sent to the United Nations seeking support for its draft resolution on access to aid and civil protection in Ukraine, prompting a scathing comment from Ottawa reacted.
In a Twitter spat, Canada’s UN mission added several comments to Russia’s UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia’s March 16 letter.
The UN Security Council will not vote on the draft resolution on Friday.
Diplomats said it failed as most of the 15-member council would likely abstain because it failed to address accountability or recognize Russia’s invasion of Ukraine or urge an end to fighting or a withdrawal of Russian troops.
In the spit on Twitter, Canada’s UN mission commented on part of the Russian letter, which read: “Like other members of the international community, we are seriously concerned about its deterioration.”
Canada’s UN mission crossed out the first few words and changed the rest to read: “We are not seriously concerned about its deterioration” and added “because we are the main cause” at the end.
In a later paragraph, Canada asked, “Do you think the UN members actually believe that?” On the last page, Canada suggested part of an alternative ending: “We want you to know how little we care about human life take care of what we destroyed.”
Dmitry Polyanskiy, Russia’s first deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, hit back on Thursday:
“Thank you @CanadaONU for this kindergarten level Russophobic smear!” he wrote on Twitter.
“It just goes to show that your diplomatic skills and manners are at rock bottom, and gives an idea of why your country’s bid for a non-permanent seat on the #SecurityCouncil has been rejected by UN membership twice in 20 years,” he said Polyanskiy and added a thumb. Below emoji.
Relations between Russia and several Western nations continue to plummet to new lows since the Kremlin began invading Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is involved in a “special military operation”.
(Reporting by Costas Pitas in Los Angeles; Editing by Leslie Adler)
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