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UN Secretary General accused of biased attitude towards situation with Ukraine

UN Secretary General accused of biased attitude towards situation with Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that UN Secretary General António Guterres does not take a neutral position on some issues related to Ukraine.

So, during a recent visit to Kyiv, the head of the world organization linked the extension of the grain deal with the “demilitarization of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant,” Lavrov said.

Lavrov clarified that no one is talking about any demilitarization, except for the Ukrainian side. IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi has been promoting the idea of declaring the ZNPP a nuclear safety zone for several months now.

The achievement of such an agreement was close, Russia was ready to support it, but Ukraine blocked the initiative, the Foreign Minister continued. Kyiv “just puts forward preliminary conditions about prisoners of war and the demilitarization of the Zaporizhzhya NPP.”

“I am very sorry that the UN Secretary General unambiguously, in fact, signed precisely under the unilateral Ukrainian demands, although, of course, according to the UN Charter, as an international official, the chief administrative person in the UN, he must take a neutral position. failed to do it again,” Lavrov stressed.

“Both the Secretary General and his staff do everything possible to shirk the reaction to these questions. We submitted a resolution to the Security Council asking the UN Secretariat to organize an impartial investigation. I think that the egregious facts that are available today in the public sphere, and that reaction is shameful The reaction in the Western media to these facts, which have been voiced in recent days, of course, will not go unnoticed,” Lavrov said.