MFA Ukraine expects fruitful discussion at UN General Assembly on further steps to bring Russia to justice

11:40, 20 February 2019
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Speaker for the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Kateryna Zelenko has said the ministry expects to hold a fruitful discussion at a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly regarding further steps to bring Russia to justice for its aggression against Ukraine.

"Besides the president, over 30 delegations will address the meeting. The final list of states is being formed, but we can already say that the event draws significant interest. These are Ukraine's key partners from the EU, as well as the U.S., Canada, Australia, Latin America and other regions," she told UNIAN.

Zelenko also added that no resolution would be drafted. "The purpose of the meeting is to bring the issue of Russian aggression onto the largest international platform and comprehensively discuss its main aspects in political, security, humanitarian, and socio-economic areas. It's both about Crimea and Donbas," she stressed.

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"Therefore, we also expect a fruitful discussion on what further steps could be taken to restore peace in our country and bring the aggressor to justice. Of course, the proposal for the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas is at the core of our position," Zelenko said.

"Following the debates, we will analyze what the wide international community says, and draw relevant practical conclusions, which, among other things, could later be formalized in a new resolution," she said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, a meeting of the UN General Assembly on the situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine will be held on February 20. The Ukrainian delegation will be headed by President Petro Poroshenko.

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