Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, regularly performed in the organization, protecting the interests of the Russian Federation. Many phrases from his performances went down in history, some became aphorisms. The website of the TV channel “Zvezda” gives a selection of quotes Vitaly Churkin.
1. “Stop supporting a different mob”.
“The representative of the United Kingdom pathetically exclaimed: “Stop the strikes now.” Really, stop now to support different mob worldwide extremists, terrorists and various other fans to destabilize the situation in the country. In General stop interfering in the Affairs of other sovereign States, leave these colonial habits, leave the world alone.”
This speech Churkin said on October 9, 2016 in response to the accusations of the British representative to the UN Matthew Rycroft, in which he criticized Russia’s actions in Syria.
2. “What happened in the Security Council, reminded me of “the Kingdom of crooked mirrors”.
“What happened in the Security Council, reminded me of “the Kingdom of crooked mirrors”, as some members of the Council were not interested in that in Eastern Ukraine killed civilians, was not interested in the fact that there is a humanitarian catastrophe, and worried about the fact that Russia has been providing humanitarian assistance to those people who are under fire”.
This statement Vitaly Churkin made on 22 August 2014, during the UN discussion of the Russian humanitarian convoy, which delivered medicine and food to residents of Donbass.
3. About the American legal system.
“If Hope Savchenko in similar circumstances would have been in the United States, her fate would be predetermined and sad, she would never light white did not see”.
This statement Vitaly Churkin made on 7 March 2015 in response to the accusation of the US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Peur, in which she stated that Russia should immediately release the Ukrainian woman Nadezhda Savchenko.
4. How the West turns a blind eye to the situation in Ukraine.
“We cannot pretend that Ukraine is not politically motivated killings, massacres and torture. You cannot pretend that there are no kidnappings, attacks on journalists and human rights defenders, imprisonments for political reasons”.
This statement Vitaly Churkin made during a March 21, 2014 during a meeting of the UN, dedicated to the Ukrainian crisis.
5. “We the people”.
“In this regard, it is important to remember that the Constitution of the United States has made such remarkable historic words: “We the people”. The people of Crimea quite clearly expressed their will in the referendum.”
This statement of the Russian diplomat 3 February 2017 retorted the statement by the new US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley. Then she said that sanctions against Russia will not be lifted until “Russia will not regain control over the Peninsula to Ukraine.”
Vitaly Churkin passed away just a day before his birthday. The twenty-first of February, he had to celebrate the 65th anniversary. The Russian diplomat died in working post.
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