MOSCOW, April 15. /TASS/. Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s statements regarding the suspension of Russia’s membership of the UN Human Rights Council are regrettable, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a news release on Friday.
"We have taken note of Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s aggressive statement, made on April 7 in the context of his country’s support for the UN General Assembly’s resolution on the suspension of Russia’s membership of the UN Human Rights Council," the Foreign Ministry said. "The Israeli Foreign Minister’s statements evoke regret and rejection."
"There was a poorly camouflaged attempt to take advantage of the situation in Ukraine to distract the international community’s attention from one of the oldest unsettled conflicts - the Palestinian-Israeli one," the Foreign Ministry said.