December 16, 2017 – FRN –
Member of State Duma Committee for International Affairs Sergei Zheleznyak is not surprised at the words of the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin who, during a speech at the UN Security Council, said that Russia violates the guarantees of the Budapest Memorandum.
“I’m not surprised that Klimkin decided to utter another Ukrainian “offense” to Russia when the UN Security Council was discussing the problems of the Korean settlement,” Zheleznyak said.
According to him, it is “illiterate rudeness” that is the only trump card of Kiev’s foreign and domestic policy. “Poroshenko and Klimkin are ready for any awkward farce in the hope of pity and handouts of Western sponsors.”
Zheleznyak also noted the lack of professionalism. The fact is that the Ukrainian diplomat “did not even bother to find out that the Budapest Memorandum was not ratified by any of the parties and did not come into force.”
Earlier, the Russian permanent representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzia appealed to Klimkin, noting the inappropriateness of such statements. At the same time, Nebenzia urged his colleague to tell “legends about what is happening in Ukraine” only at meetings of the Security Council that are actually on topic.
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