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UN does everything to avoid objective assessment of situation in Ukraine — diplomat

"Allegedly, data is being gathered and the assessment can be given only later," Maria Zakharova said

MOSCOW, December 15. /TASS/. The UN Secretariat is doing everything to avoid direct assessments and comments on the Ukrainian crisis, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.

"The UN Secretariat, the representatives of the secretary general and his deputies are laying out everything necessary for the benefit of the Kiev regime very clearly. <…> Anything that involves objectivity <…> comes down to one thing: allegedly, the representatives of the UN Secretariat, the representatives of the secretary general or his deputies do not have precise information, allegedly, the assessment of such actions is not in their purview. Allegedly, data is being gathered and an assessment can be given only later," the diplomat said.

"Everything is being done to avoid direct comments and statements or give a direct assessment of the situation," the spokeswoman concluded.

She emphasized that extensive documents on atrocities by Ukrainian troops are being regularly sent to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk but they have not inspired him to give an objective assessment of the situation.

According to Zakharova, the text of Turk’s press release following his Ukrainian visit is rather emotionally charged. She noted that such a style of statements is designed to consolidate in the minds of the international community the narrative promoted by Westerners to whitewash the "Ukrainian Nazi school of thought". "It turns out that the high commissioner’s loud statements on adherence to the principles of objectivity and impartiality in his activities upon taking office are simply forgotten if not trampled on," she noted.