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Putin’s attack dog Sergei Lavrov STORMS OUT of UN security meeting after raving speech

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stormed out of a UN security meeting today after a raving speech in which he accused ‘totalitarian’ Ukraine of ‘neo-Nazism’ and ‘Russophobia’ “.

It came after France, the current head of the Security Council, convened a special session in New York to stress the need for accountability for atrocities committed in Ukraine.

Although Lavrov was not filmed leaving the room, his early departure was mentioned by British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly.

“He left the hemicycle, I’m not surprised, I don’t think Mr Lavrov wants to hear the collective condemnation of this council,” Mr Cleverly said.

Lavrov told the Council there had been a narrative that Russian aggression had sparked the war as he lashed out at Western accusations.

“There is an attempt today to impose a completely different narrative on us about Russian aggression as the origin of this tragedy,” Lavrov said.

He accused Ukraine of “Russophobia”, including imposing Ukrainian language rules.

“The United States and its allies, with the connivance of international human rights organizations, covered up the crimes of the Kyiv regime,” Lavrov added.

The foreign minister also accused Ukraine of becoming a “Nazi-like state” in a rambling speech.

“We have no doubt that Ukraine has become a completely Nazi-like totalitarian state where the norms of international humanitarian law have been trampled on,” Lavrov said.

He added: “We have no illusions that today the armed forces of Russia and the militias of Luhansk and Donetsk are opposed not only to the neo-Nazi formations of the kyiv regime, but to the military machine of the collective West.”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (pictured) stormed out of a UN security meeting after a raving speech in which he accused ‘totalitarian’ Ukraine of ‘Russophobia’

Putin’s attack dog Sergei Lavrov STORMS OUT of UN security meeting after raving speech

Lavrov pictured speaking at the Security Council meeting in New York, accused the West of ‘covering up the crimes of the Kyiv regime’

Before the meeting began, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wryly told reporters that he planned to keep a “safe social distance” from Lavrov.

And before Vladimir Putin’s attack dog, Lavrov, entered the room, council staffers prepared to put up a sign for Ukraine’s headquarters next to Russia’s, but Kuleba objected, which resulted in his headquarters being moved.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on every member of the UN General Assembly to “send a clear message” to Russia to end its nuclear threats.

Putin said earlier this week that his nuclear-ready army “will definitely use all means at our disposal” to defend the country.

Blinken demanded Putin be held to account as he clashed with Russia in a session in which the United Nations cataloged abuses in Ukraine.

“The international order that we have gathered here to defend is being shredded before our eyes,” Blinken told the Security Council.

“We can’t – we don’t want to – let President Putin get away with this.”

Blinken accused Putin of adding ‘fuel to the fire’ with recent moves, including calling up reservists and planning referendums in Russian-held Ukrainian territory, just as Kyiv was making solid gains in the field.

The top US diplomat said it was essential to show that “no nation can redraw the borders of another by force”.

“If we fail to uphold this principle when the Kremlin violates it so blatantly, we are sending the message to aggressors everywhere that they can ignore it too.”

World leaders and top diplomats from around the world traveled to New York for the annual meeting this week, attended by Mr Cleverly as part of a British delegation led by Liz Truss – his first trip to the foreigner since taking office.

Putin’s attack dog Sergei Lavrov STORMS OUT of UN security meeting after raving speech

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly (pictured) referred to Lavrov’s departure, suggesting he did not want to hear the ‘collective condemnation of this council’

The foreign minister, speaking just after Lavrov’s delirious speech, accused Russia of more lies.

“Today I listened to more episodes from the Russian catalogs of distortions, dishonesty and misinformation,” he added.

Mr Cleverly also added that “the devastating consequences of Russia’s invasion are becoming clearer” every day.

“We are seeing increasing evidence of Russian atrocities against civilians, including indiscriminate shelling and targeted attacks on more than 200 medical institutions and 40 educational institutions and horrific acts of sexual violence,” he said. -he declares.

Mr Cleverly argued that Putin planned to “fabricate” a referendum on Russian integration in Russian-held areas of eastern and southern Ukraine.

He said: “We have information which means that we know that Russia is about to hold sham referendums on sovereign Ukrainian territory without legal basis under the threat of violence after massive displacements of people in areas who voted overwhelmingly for Ukrainian independence.

Putin’s attack dog Sergei Lavrov STORMS OUT of UN security meeting after raving speech

The special meeting was called by the head of the Security Council, France, with the aim of highlighting responsibility in Ukraine

“We know what Vladimir Putin is doing. It plans to fabricate the result of these referendums, it plans to use it to annex sovereign Ukrainian territory, and it plans to use it as yet another pretext to intensify its aggression.

“We call on all countries to reject this charade and refuse to recognize the results.”

Russia is outnumbered on the Security Council, but any meaningful action on Ukraine by the 15-member body has been hampered because it is a permanent member with veto power.

But Blinken said earlier in the meeting that “one man chose this war, one man can end it.”

The Security Council meeting followed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s demands for world leaders to punish Russia in a video address on Wednesday, just hours after Moscow made an extraordinary announcement that it would mobilize reservists for the war effort.

Supported by a counteroffensive that recaptured swaths of territory seized by the Russians, Zelensky vowed that his forces would not stop until they reclaimed all of Ukraine.

“We can return the Ukrainian flag to our entire territory. We can do this by force of arms,” the president said in a speech delivered in English. “But we need time.

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