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Kyslytsya on Russian resolution in UN: "We will not let rapists lecture us"

50 countries voted against the document.

Kyslytsya on Russian resolution in UN: "We will not let rapists lecture us"
Serhiy Kyslytsya

Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Serhiy Kyslytsya sharply criticized the prepared by Russia UN General Assembly resolution on "combating the glorification of nazism", adopted on 15 December.

According to the Ukrinform, 50 UN countries voted against the resolution, including Poland, Germany, France, and the United States.

The document, in particular, calls to take measures to prevent "revision of the World War II results and denial of crimes against humanity and war crimes".

On the same day, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk presented the UN report on the mass executions of civilians by Russian troops in Ukraine.

“In some cases, Russian soldiers executed civilians in makeshift places of detention. Others were summarily executed on the spot following security checks – in their houses, yards, and doorways. Even where the victim had shown clearly that they were not a threat, for example, by holding their hands in the air,” Kyslytsya quotes him.

Kyslytsya added, referring to the High Commissioner, there are strong grounds to believe that the summary executions documented in the report committed by Russians in Ukraine may constitute a war crime of premeditated murder.

"This is the fascism of today - the thing that we must stop. This is the glorification of fascism and nazism as performed by the Russians," the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN noted.

He reminded that Russia started the war trying to justify the military invasion with the intention to eradicate neo-nazism.

"That is why we do not allow rapists to lecture us on how to fight rape," he explained the position of Ukraine, which did not support the Russian resolution.

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