24 Feb 2022 02:35 GMT
The meeting came after leaders of the Lukansk and Donetsk People’s Republics asked Vladimir Putin for help preventing Kiev’s occupation.
UN The Security Council convened today, Wednesday Emergency meeting on the situation in the Donbass region At the request of the Government of Ukraine. The crowd was Requested The leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, Denís Pushilin and Leonid Pásechnik, asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to help thwart Kiev’s occupation.
As the meeting was taking place, the Russian president asked Performing “A special military operation” to protect the Donbass, ensuring that Moscow’s plans do not invade Ukrainian territories. In this regard, Putin stressed the need for circumstances Moscow acts “firmly and immediately.” And noted that “the People’s Republic of Donbass has sought Russia’s assistance.”
On the other hand, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US Permanent Representative to the UN, promised that Washington would continue to respond to Russia’s actions, urging the Eurasian nation to “return to the negotiating table in Ukraine before it is too late.” . “”. “We are here for a reason: stop Russia, return to its own borders, return troops, tanks and aircraft to their bases and send its ambassadors to the negotiating table,” he added.
Call for help
Earlier, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov Reported Bushlin and Besseknik sent letters to the Russian president, asking him to “help prevent the occupation of the Ukrainian armed forces and to build systems based on it”, “because of the current situation and to avoid civilian casualties and humanitarian catastrophe.” Articles 3 and 4 Agreements on friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance between Russia and the Republic“.
In addition, both leaders noted the Donbass’ dire situation and threats Kiev. “The appeals underscore that Republicans are now forced to leave their homes As the situation worsens and threats from Kiev continue, their deportation to Russia continues, “said a spokesman for the Russian president.
Ukraine “does not need war”
For his part, the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zhelensky, Announced What Ukraine “does not need war” He did not prepare an attack in the Donbass region, but insisted that his country would defend itself if attacked. “We are clear: we do not need a war, cold, or heat, or hybrids. But if the troops attack us, they will try to take our country, our freedom, our lives. […] We will defend ourselves, not attack, defend, ”the president stressed in a Russian-language message.
Zelensky reiterated that this area is part of the land and history of Ukraine and reaffirmed that it was not ready for any attack. “They were told I would order an attack on Donbass: shoot, bomb without questions, although the questions are very simple: who shot the bomb?” He said. “The people of Ukraine want peaceUkrainian authorities want peace and […] They do everything they can, “he said.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin Advertising His decision this Monday Donetsk and Lukansk recognize the independence of the People’s RepublicsIt was followed by the signing of friendly, cooperative and mutual aid agreements between Russia and the two republics.
- Putin recalled that he was currently “in practice” Not a day went by without shelling in the Donbass areas“The killing of civilians, the harassment, and the persecution of people, including children, women, and the elderly, have not stopped,” he lamented. Subject, as if no “
- Meanwhile, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzia. He pointed out In his address to the United Nations General Assembly this Wednesday, he noted that the decision to recognize the independence of the Donetsk and Lukansk People’s Republics was “a direct result of the sabotage of its direct obligations under the measures recognized by Kiev for many years by Resolution 2202 of the Security Council”. “The entire international community has been deceived by Kiev During these eight years, reaffirming their commitment to the Minsk Agreements, he emphasized that Ukraine was indeed “sabotaging” the work of the Liaison Committee.
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