Russian Prosecutor General’s Office finds another 3 NGOs to be undesirableRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 21:42
Moscow ‘seriously concerned’ about Turkish airstrikes in Iraq, SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 20:55
North Korea ‘neither fears war nor wants to avoid it,’ says country’s UN missionWorld April 26, 20:37
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry to continue helping Serbia in mine clearance in 2017Military & Defense April 26, 20:20
Putin says Russia, China maintain relations at 'unprecedentedly high level'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 20:02
Polls shows number of happy Russians at record-breaking historic highSociety & Culture April 26, 19:27
IS recruiting Taliban fighters in Afghanistan — Russia’s General StaffMilitary & Defense April 26, 18:49
Coffin with presumed remains of 19th century Russian general dug up in TurkeySociety & Culture April 26, 18:26
Russian envoy says enacting nuke ban treaty will lay basis for stable strategic tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 18:13
UNITED NATIONS, October 20. /TASS/. Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin on Monday refuted the assertions by the Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, that the Russian diplomats had allegedly tried to impede his country's election to the position of a nonpermanent member of the UN Security Council. "I'm obliged to refute the assertion that President Poroshenko made in an interview with Ukrainian televisions channels on October 18 by saying the Russian representatives had been working actively to prevent Ukraine's election to the position of a nonpermanent member," he said. "Had we really done this work, the result (of the election) would have been radically different."
Churkin said the Ukrainian diplomats in New York should have stayed away from misinforming their President. Along with it, he expressed the hope the Ukrainian side would eventually learn to assess the activities of Russian diplomats, including the ones working in New York, properly.
Ukraine was elected a nonpermanent member of the Security Council for the years 2016/2017 along with Egypt, Senegal, Uruguay, and Japan upon the results of voting at the UN General Assembly. It got 177 votes, with fourteen abstentions, while having no competitors in its regional group.
President Poroshenko portrayed the election as an extremely important diplomatic victory when he spoke to Ukrainian channels.
"In the first place, this confirmed global support for Ukraine, since Russia did all in its power to prevent the UN member-states from voting and thus denying Ukraine a seat on the Security Council," the presidential website quoted him.