UNITED NATIONS, March 15. /TASS/. Russia will put its draft resolution on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine for voting at the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyansky said on Tuesday.
According to the Russian diplomat, the text of the resolution initiated by France and Mexico, which they have decided to put for voting at the UN General Assembly, was 99% agreed. "It was not put for voting only because our Western colleagues want to fill it with political elements condemning Russia, which cannot be included in humanitarian resolutions," he wrote on his Telegram channel.
"We initiated our draft based on the 99% agreed text and asked to put it for voting tomorrow, on March 16," he noted.
According to the Russian diplomat, Russia has been emphasizing from the very beginning that it is not against the humanitarian resolution if it is not politicized. "But the Western colleagues’ zeal to condemn Russia has won the upper hand. That is why they have opted for a maneuver with the General Assembly where they can push for any amount of anti-Russian amendments," Polyansky noted. "It will be a political show that will in no way influence the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine."
"Obviously, we will see the process of ‘arms twisting’ in respect of the ten elected members of the Security Council to make them at least abstain, since nine votes are enough to pass a resolution if, of course, neither of the Security Council permanent members vetoes it," he added.