Ukraine draws UN attention to Russia's delivery of arms to terrorists

Ukraine draws UN attention to Russia's delivery of arms to terrorists

Terrorist organizations operating in eastern Ukraine receive weapons and ammunition from the neighboring state, according to an address made by Ukrainian delegates at a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on August 2.

"The rhetorical question is: How did the terrorist organizations in Ukraine get weapons that often surpass armament stocks of many states on the European continent? Or why do not terrorists run out of diesel and munitions?" reads the address.

Diplomats also noted that these deadly supplies had also been used to conduct devastating terrorist attacks, including, for example, the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, with 298 innocent civilians on board.

"The international regime, aimed at curbing arms supply to terrorists, runs into a problem when states, who are supposed to uphold it, turn out to be in breach of their international obligations and commitments in this regard. One of the most telling cases of our times is the continuing flooding of the occupied territories in the east of Ukraine with all kinds of weapon systems, all coming from the neighboring state," reads the statement.


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