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Russian deputy: Ukraine’s election to UN Security Council is routine

October 15, 2015, 23:25 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, October 15 /TASS/. Leonid Slutsky, the head of the Russian State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots, said on Thursday that Ukraine’s election to the UN Security Council had not been politicized.

According to him, Ukraine’s election as one of ten non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council is a technical matter, which is not politically motivated and for which Kiev does not deserve any diplomatic credit.

"It is just a routine rotation. It is an absolutely technical rather than political matter. Kiev’s bright diplomatic talents can hardly be traced here," Slutsky told TASS on Wednesday.

At the same time, Slutsky considers the UN Security Council membership to be a certain "advance" given to Ukraine on the path of building civil society on the basis of high UN standards.

"I hope that Kiev will use its 2 years at the UN Security Council to depart from the principles of ‘democracy on blood’ and will use this floor to develop dialogue, especially for the purpose of reaching stabilization and ending a war in its own country," the Russian deputy said.

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