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UN Security Council condemns Russian missile attacks on Ukraine – DW – 11/24/2022

Russia must stop immediately shelling of civilian infrastructure in Ukrainesaid the organization’s deputy secretary-general Rosemary DiCarlo at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

“Attacks against the civilian population and civilian infrastructure are prohibited by international humanitarian law, as are attacks against military installations if doing so could cause harm to the civilian population… The UN strongly condemns these attacks and demands that Russia immediately cease such actions. any violation of the laws, be responsible,” DiCarlo warned.

Russian missile attacks worrying again that it will be this winter disastrous for millions of Ukrainianswho are threatened with several months “in cold weather without heating, electricity, water and other basic services,” she stressed.

US condemns ‘shameful escalation’ in war

Targeted missile strikes against Ukraine’s critical infrastructure are a “shameful escalation in a brutal and unjustified war” by Russia against a neighboring state, said US Permanent Representative to the UN Linda Thomas Greenfield.

According to her, Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to “turn the winter cold into a weapon” to inflict further suffering on the Ukrainian people. Thomas Greenfield called such a strategy inhumane and stressed that Russia resorted to it after a series of defeats on the battlefield. The US ambassador called on the UN to strongly and unreservedly condemn Moscow’s actions.

France: Russia sows terror amid its military defeats

Mass rocket attacks on Ukraine terror Against the background of the Russian army’s inability to achieve success on the battlefield, says France’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Nicolas de Rivière.

“Russia’s goal is obvious: to sow terror against the background of its military defeats. The continuation of such attacks is unacceptable,” stressed De Riviere, who assured France would continue to support Ukraine.

Russia accused the West of “thoughtlessly pumping Ukraine with weapons”

Meanwhile, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, said the missiles that hit residential buildings in Kiev and Vyshgorod on Nov. 23 were “US air defense missiles delivered to Kiev.” According to Nebenzi, Ukraine is said to have deployed its air defense systems in residential areas and “as a result, fragments of missiles or Ukrainian missiles that went astray fall into those objects that Russia did not aim at.” At the same time, a Moscow representative accused Western countries of “thoughtlessly pumping Ukraine with weapons.”

Zelensky: The world should not be held hostage by one international terrorist

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky spoke via video link at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. He appealed to the world community condemn energy terror and “provide a clear assessment of the actions of the terrorist state in accordance with Article 7 of the UN Charter.”

In addition, Zelensky called for the delivery of the latest air defense and missile defense systems to Kiev, and stripped the Russian Federation of voting rights in international organizations. “A terrorist state should not participate in votes on its aggression, its terror. This is a dead end, when the one who started the war and is responsible for terror blocks any attempt by the UN Security Council to carry out its mandate the statement said. President of Ukraine stressed.

According to him, “It is necessary to get the world out of this impasse. It is absolutely possible. The world cannot be held hostage by one international terrorist.”

Zelensky later added on his Telegram channel that “one seat on the UN Security Council is still occupied.” “They tried to say something from there. I’m sure no one in the world wants to hear Russian lies anymore. In reality, this place is empty,” he wrote.

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By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org