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UN says it is ready to cooperate with Russia in delivering relief aid to Ukraine - Churkin

August 08, 2014, 21:18 UTC+3
"They understand that the relief aid is necessary and are ready to cooperate with us to deliver that aid,” Churkin added
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UNITED NATIONS, August 8 (Itar-Tass) - All United Nations international agencies are ready to cooperate with Russia in delivering relief aid to Eastern Ukraine, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin told Itar-Tass on Friday.

Churkin discussed a possibility of sending relief convoys to Eastern Ukraine with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon last Thursday. He received the approval from Jan Eliasson, the U.N. deputy secretary-general, on Friday.

"They understand that the relief aid is necessary and are ready to cooperate with us to deliver that aid,” Churkin added.

Meanwhile, Churkin told a meeting of the United Nations Security Council that the United Nations repot on the human rights situation in Ukraine was an example of “elegant political eloquence” adjusted to fulfill a certain political order.

He said the Security Council had not asked the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees for this report.

“Therefore, the Council should not discuss it at all. The more so that the report is interesting exclusively as an example of elegant political eloquence when facts and conclusions are being carefully adjusted to a certain political order,” Churkin said.

The Russian representative said the report did not call on the warring parties to end hostilities what was the first thing he would have expected from human rights activists.

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