MOSCOW, 10 sen — news. In the Federation Council criticized the permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko for speaking out about a former Russian colleague Vitaly Churkin and his successor Vasily Nebenzia and urged the diplomat to apologize.
“His statements against the Russian diplomats completely inappropriate, untrue. Especially about Churkin. Vitaly Churkin during all his years at the UN did everything to Ukraine and Russia have been friendly countries,” — said in an interview with RT, a member of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Sergei Tsekov.
In his opinion, Yelchenko, as well as other representatives of Kiev, for many years, “shows extremely aggressive policy towards Russia.”
The Senator also believes that the resumption of contacts between Ukraine and Russia is possible, but this process interfere with the Kiev authorities. “Everything depends on the actions of the Ukrainian leadership and their diplomatic service,” said Tsekov.
First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Franz Klintsevich believes that the words of Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko characterize not only the position of Kiev, but the Ukrainian diplomat.
“Everything is more than strange. To throw such accusations in the address of untimely deceased colleague’s generally not accepted among diplomats — the more that these accusations are absolutely groundless,” — said the Senator.
He also noted that the meaning of the statements of the representative of the Ukrainian side is not quite clear. “It’s not like he tried to signal to Russia that Ukraine can somehow adjust its openly Russophobic position. Here we need action, not words spoken to the same with double, if not triple connotation,” — said Klintsevich.
In his opinion, the statements Yelchenko unconstructive. “They characterize not only the position of Kiev, but also the identity of the Ukrainian Ambassador to the UN, which, of course, be taken note of his colleagues in this international organization”, — concluded the Senator.
Yelchenko should apologize
Senator Alexei Pushkov in his Twitter wrote that the permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN should apologize for his words about the Russian diplomats.
“The representative of Ukraine to the UN who should apologize for being insensitive. By profession he is a diplomat. Follow the path parasiuk fahrion does him credit,” said the Senator.
“It has changed the style”
Earlier, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko in an interview with “UKRINFORM” said Russia’s permanent representative in the security Council Vassily Nebenzia, in his opinion, demonstrates “quiet approach” to the Ukrainian problem. However, his predecessor Vitaly Churkin Yelchenko was accused of “arrogance and outright anger”.
“It is noticeable that very dramatically changed the style (of Russia — ed.) and I would say for the better. This, of course, does not mean a change in Russia’s position, but not the arrogance and outright anger in relation to Ukraine, which is constantly with great pleasure demonstrated by the late Mr. Churkin,” — said the diplomat.
Permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin has died in new York of a heart attack on 20 February. The diplomat died the day before your 65th birthday. The new permanent representative in the security Council appointed Vasily Nebenzia.