MOSCOW, November 24. /TASS/. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky was speaking online at the United Nations Security Council when Ukrainian troops were shelling Donetsk at his order, former ambassador of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) to Moscow, Rodion Miroshnik, told TASS on Thursday.
"Zelensky was speaking online at the UN Security Council when intense shelling was being conducted at Donetsk. And they did not target double use infrastructure, they targeted dwelling houses. While the city with a population of many thousands was being shelled at his order. He was accusing Russia of crimes against humanity. How does he discriminate between what is a norm for Ukrainian militants and is a crime against humanity for Russian troops?" he said.
Late on Wednesday, Donetsk came under shelling by Ukrainian troops, who fired ten 155mm caliber shells.
In the night of Thursday, Zelensky spoke online at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Ukraine. The Russian side has repeatedly insisted that Zelensky’s virtual presence at UNSC meetings is a violation of the Council’s procedure. On Wednesday, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya once again stressed that the Council’s procedure requires offline presence.