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West ignores Kiev government’s war crimes – Russia’s UN envoy

Vasily Nebenzya also noted that the criminals from the Azov battalions, who defend Nazi ideology, are glorified as heroes both in Ukraine and in the West

UNITED NATIONS, June 3. /TASS/. Western nations have been ignoring the war crimes that the Kiev government has been committing since 2014, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya told the UN Security Council session.

"Neither the ICC nor the West are bothered about numerous crimes of the Kiev regime that rose to power after a deadly coup d’·tat of 2014. The case of 'unidentified snipers,' who cold-bloodedly shot at both protestors and law enforcers at the Maidan square, was completely forgotten. We have seen similar scenarios unfold in many other color revolutions," the Russian envoy said.

"Our colleagues will hardly mention the civilians of Donbas today, whom Ukrainian military have killed over the 8 years of shelling and bombardments that continue as we speak. No one will ask to hold Kiev accountable for the acts of nationalists who burnt people alive in the Odessa Trade Union House," he continued.

"It came to a point where criminals from the Azov battalions who uphold hateful Nazi ideology, are praised as heroes not only in Ukraine, but entire collective West. Swastikas and other Nazi symbols displayed not only on uniforms, but also bodies of those people do not seem to bother the self-proclaimed champions of democratic values who keep saying that there is no Nazism in Ukraine, that it is all Russian propaganda," Nebenzya added.