GENEVA, June 14. /TASS/. Russia holds Western countries responsible for reviving Ukrainian Nazism and igniting the 2014 armed conflict, Russian diplomat Ilya Barmin said at the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday.
"It was precisely the West that is to blame for unleashing an armed conflict in Ukraine in 2014, for rampant Russophobia there, for reviving Ukrainian Nazism," the diplomat noted. He pointed out that "currently a lot of information emerges that indicates not simply a thought-out geopolitical game on turning Ukraine into ‘anti-Russia’." According to him, "the elements of personal profit are being revealed, since Biden’s family had serious financial interests in that country."
The diplomat emphasized that "the atrocities committed by the West over recent years and decades" have not been forgotten. He recalled "200,000 Japanese who died only in the first months following the nuclear bombardments of Hiroshima and Nagasaki" as well as "US war crimes during Korean and Vietnam wars when US soldiers shot and raped innocent civilian women and children." The 1999 bombing of Yugoslavia was "particularly cynical," according to the diplomat when "as a result of a joint operation by NATO states 2,000 civilians were killed in that country." In their turn, "the operations on the ‘democratization’ of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya supported by Europeans led to the collapse of nationhood in these countries, total chaos and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people."
The 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council is being held in Geneva from June 13 to July 8. Russia is not a member of the Council, yet as a UN member can participate in its sessions.