Missile strikes goal Ukrainian army logistics amid NATO’s “proxy battle” on Moscow, the Russian envoy tells the UN

The Russian army is utilizing precision weapons in opposition to Ukraine’s infrastructure to disrupt the movement of weapons the US and its allies are funneling to Kiev with the intention of prolonging the battle, Moscow’s envoy to the UN Vassily Nebenzia mentioned on Wednesday.

Addressing the extraordinary session of the UN Safety Council, referred to as over the collapse of the ability grid in Ukraine and Moldova, Nebenzia said the Russian missile strikes are aimed toward disrupting the supply of weapons and provides from the West to Ukrainian troops on the entrance, by way of which NATO is conducting “a proxy battle in opposition to Russia.” 

Moscow just isn’t concentrating on civilian residences, Nebenzia mentioned, claiming that the regrettable injury to residential areas is usually brought on by Ukrainian air defenses deployed in populated areas.

“In consequence, missile particles or Ukrainian rockets which have gone astray hit objects that Russia didn’t even intention at,” he mentioned, pointing to the photographs shared on Wednesday by Ukrainians themselves, allegedly exhibiting fragments of US-supplied rockets discovered of their broken houses in Kiev and close by Vyshgorod.

“Your reckless movement of weapons to Ukraine has brought on these deaths,” he advised the Western envoys on the Safety Council.

Nebenzia additionally famous the “hysterical and totally mendacious” statements coming from Kiev in regards to the November 15 incident in Poland, when a Ukrainian S-300 missile killed two villagers in Przewodow. But the Western and even UN officers proceed to uncritically repeat Ukrainian allegations, with out proof, he mentioned.

One in every of Moscow’s targets is to degrade the risk the Ukrainian army poses to Russia, and will probably be pursued till Kiev adopts a extra cheap place, reasonably than the present language of threats and ultimatums, Nebenzia mentioned.

Wednesday’s assembly featured a video assertion by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky accusing Russia of being a “terrorist state,” to which Nebenzia objected as violating the Safety Council protocols on private presence. 

Zelensky was adopted by US ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of “clearly, clearly weaponizing winter” and attempting to “freeze [Ukraine] into submission.” The US will proceed to face with Ukraine “for lengthy because it takes,” added Thomas-Greenfield, as Kiev fights to “defend its freedom, its sovereignty and its democracy.”

The Russian envoy additionally identified that the UN has regarded the opposite method whereas Ukraine shelled the Zaporozhye nuclear energy plant and even tried accountable Moscow for it. Russian troops have managed the plant since February 28. In June, Ukrainian forces started launching drone and artillery assaults on the ability, in line with the Russian Protection Ministry.

United Nations Underneath-Secretary Normal Rosemary DiCarlo on Wednesday as soon as once more expressed “deep concern” about latest “reckless and deplorable” shelling of the ZNPP, with out naming the social gathering accountable.

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