Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called the appropriate tone of the speech by the Deputy permanent representative to the UN Vladimir Safronkov at a meeting of the Security Council. His words on Thursday, April 13, the correspondent of “Tape.ru”.
“Nothing offensive was said,” said a Kremlin spokesman.
The UN security Council held a very heated debate, and often they concern the nature and future of international relations, Peskov said. “The manifestation of the softness then in the future is fraught with very dire consequences. Therefore, it is better to defend the interests of our country today. And if we have, quite harshly,” he explained.
A day earlier, the Russian diplomat responded sharply to the statement by the representative of the United Kingdom Matthew Rycroft that Russia abuses its veto.
Safronkov accused the British that he “only thinks” that complicate efforts to find a political settlement in Syria and to bring to the security Council confrontation and hostility.
“Are you afraid, lost sleep, that we will cooperate with the United States. You’re afraid of. (…) Look at me, the eyes do not take you eye bends?” asked Safronkov to Raycroft.
12 April at a meeting of the UN security Council, Russia has veto and blocked proposed United States, Britain and France draft resolution on the chemical attack in the Syrian province of Idlib.