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US blackmailed Russia out of UNHRC, envoy in Geneva says

MOSCOW, Apr 8The United States pushed through the decision to suspend Russia's membership in the UN Human Rights Council, said Gennady Gatilov, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Geneva Office. decisions based not on international law, not on the UN charter, not on the principles of the UN charter, but on the so-called “international rules” in their understanding. Therefore, the situation developed in such a way that they managed to push through this decision,” Gatilov said on the air of the Rossiya 24 TV channel.In Belgrade, they called on the authorities to no longer vote against Russia at the UN. He added that this decision was made as a result of “incredible pressure” on states. “We know the facts of how the American envoys worked in the capitals too … it must be admitted that not all countries were ready to withstand such harsh pressure for a number of reasons. This is a favorite practice of the Americans and their allies – to put pressure on weak countries, on vacillating and thus force them to make decisions that they may not support,” the permanent representative added. According to him, after the adoption of this decision, he had conversations with a number of ambassadors, who exerted pressure, and that they were forced to vote in this way. “Earlier, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution suspending the participation of the Russian Federation in the UNHRC. The decision, taken because of Russia's actions in Ukraine, deprived the Russian Federation of the right to vote and the right to speak in the Council. In response, Russia announced that it was terminating its powers in the HRC.Slutsky called the suspension of Russia's membership in the UN Human Rights Council a dangerous precedent. Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.” For this, according to him, it is planned to carry out “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”, to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass. In response, Western countries have introduced a number of new anti-Russian sanctions. Many foreign companies have suspended their work in the Russian Federation. As stated in the Kremlin, Western sanctions are very serious, Russia was preparing for them in advance, they require analysis and coordination of departments in order to develop response measures that meet the interests of the Russian Federation. Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that the policy of containment and weakening of Russia is a long-term strategy of the West, and sanctions have dealt a serious blow to the entire global economy. The United States is trying to maintain total control over the UN General Assembly, said Deputy Representative


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