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De-escalation is "too late," according to Ukraine's UN representative.

Athens, Greece, Thursday, 24 February 2022 –

At an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday night, Ukraine's ambassador to the UN, Sergiy Kyslytsya, said that de-escalation was "too late" and begged other countries to assist end the bloodshed.

"Because it's too late, my dear comrades," he added, "to speak about de-escalation." "The Russian president declared war on the United States."

Kyslytsya invoked the UN charter and the requirement that only peace-loving countries be admitted to the Security Council, before asking the Russian envoy to step down as president of the council.

Vasily Nebenzya, Russia's ambassador, defended Russia's military action and denied that it was a "war," blaming the present tensions on Ukraine.

(Research and edit by: The Decision Maker – International Relations editors)


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