Russia is trying to achieve the lifting of sanctions on the background of the fight against coronavirus
Ukraine is the first of the States members of the United Nations broke the silence about procedure initiated by Russia of the draft resolution of the UN General Assembly “Declaration of the solidarity of the United Nations facing the challenges created by the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)”, which will launch the process of lifting the international sanctions. About it reports RBC-Ukraine with reference to the statement of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba in Facebook.
The Ukrainian head of diplomacy stressed that nothing prevents the cooperation of States to combat coronavirus and overcoming its consequences.
“Against this background, attempts to abuse humanitarian purposes, to plant a mine under international sanctions in response to gross violations of international law, including the sanctions for Russian aggression against Ukraine, is an obvious manipulation of Russia”, – said Kuleba.
He added that Ukraine supports every international effort aimed at combating coronavirus.
“In particular, we support another resolution of the UNGA on this topic, which does not contain manipulation, and enjoys the support of the absolute majority of the States members of the United Nations. Thus, the procedure of defaults is interrupted. The Russian resolution will not be accepted. We will continue to block Russia’s efforts to destroy the sanctions regime,” – said the Minister.
Earlier Kuleba said that sanctions against Russia tied to aggression against Ukraine in the European Union understand this.