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Not a single word said by UN deputy chief about shelling of Donetsk — Russian diplomat

The strike killed 20 and wounded 35 civilians

UNITED NATIONS, March 14. /TASS/. United Nations Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo has sided with one of the parties to the conflict by transmitting disinformation about Russia’s operation in Ukraine, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia said on Monday.

"We are surprised, and not for the first time, <…> at the speech by the Under-Secretary-General [Rosemary DiCarlo], who went far beyond objectivity in her assessments," he said. "He assessments and repeating fakes about indiscriminate bombings of civilian facilities, the use of cluster bombs by Russian troops citing ‘reliable sources’ give grounds to doubt about who is sitting behind the tablet - a high-level UN Secretariat official or a representative of a state."

"What kind of mediation we can speak about when you have obviously taken a side in this conflict," he said. "But the under-secretary-general did not find a single word to tell about today’s strike by a Ukrainian Tochka-U missile with a cluster bomb at central Donetsk. The strike killed 20 and wounded 35 civilians. Neither did any of the representatives of Western countries find a single word about it."

According to the Russian diplomat, the OSCE is responsible for that as it "has been redressing the truth about the crimes of Ukrainian forces and nationalists in Donbass."

Rosemary DiCarlo of the United States was appointed UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs in March 2018.