July 18, 2014 20:09
Negotiable solution to Ukraine crisis still possible - Russian envoy to UN (Part 2)
NEW YORK. July 18 (Interfax) - Russia still believes there are chances to settle the Ukraine crisis through negotiations, says Russian Permanent Representative at the UN Vitaly Churkin.
"The punitive operation in eastern Ukraine needs to be stopped immediately. A negotiable solution to the crisis is still possible. It is necessary finally to make the right choice," Churkin said at a UN Security Council session on Friday.
Russia has proposed three times that the UN Security Council adopt a resolution to stop bloodshed in Ukraine, but these proposals were not supported by Russia's Western partners, he said.
"Our Western colleagues reacted with blatant cynicism, saying they can't compromise their principles, and the government is free to do whatever it wishes. As they say, one could shoot himself out of principle. But why should the interests of the entire nation, the people of Ukraine, be sacrificed for someone's geopolitical ambitions?" Churkin said.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at email@example.com)
May 28, 2018
Russia political and economic calendar: May 28
INTERFAX RUSSIA AND CIS BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS
May 27, 2018
Sobyanin to seek re-election, as he views completing Moscow life-improving programs as his duty
Number of Russian naval ships in Mediterranean to be rapidly changed depending on its tasks - commander-in-chief
Australia's allegations of Moscow's involvement in MH17 crash groundless - Russian ambassador to Australia
Court arrests 6 opposition activists in Azerbaijan, one of them lived in Russia
Two SBU's Alfa Group servicemen killed in Donbas, another heavily wounded - press service
Macron to visit Azerbaijan at end of year - French FM
Paris to continue efforts in Karabakh settlement - French FM
Four Russian troops killed in militants' attack in Syria, over 40 militants eliminated - Russian Defense Ministry (Part 2)
Four Russian troops killed in militants' attack in Syria, over 40 militants eliminated - Russian Defense Ministry
FOUR RUSSIAN MILITARY ADVISERS KILLED IN SYRIA, THREE MORE WOUNDED IN MILITANTS' ATTACK IN DEIR EZ-ZOR GOVERNORATE - RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY
Two Russian military advisers killed, 5 wounded in militants' attack - Russian Defense Ministry