On the website of the United Nations (UN) published the transcript of the oral condolences in connection with death of Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin. Official statement of the UN Security Council was blocked by the Ukrainian delegation. About this in his account in Facebook wrote the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Russia Maria Zakharova.
“The Ukrainian colleagues, the chairmanship of this month in the Security Council, are unable to transcend their political opinions and did not give consent to the adoption of the presidential statement of the UN Security Council in the form of the relevant document, being confined to oral expression of condolences to the media,” she wrote.
Zakharova said that Ukraine has no right to block the Security Council resolution, as it is not a permanent member of the UN body. However, the Ukrainian delegation could veto the presidential statement of the UN security Council.
“So don’t be fooled” — said Zakharov.
Permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin died 20 February of a heart attack the day before your 65th birthday. In the post of Ambassador to the diplomat he worked from April 8, 2006.