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Diplomats Walk Out As Russian Foreign Minister Addresses UN

Representatives from Europe and other allies walked out during a video link address by Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on Tuesday.

A video posted by the French delegation showed dozens of officials leaving the chamber while Lavrov started his address via video link.
“Walk out from the EU and its partners during the statement from Minister Lavrov at the Conference on Disarmament this morning to show our support to Ukraine,” the tweet said.

During his speech to the UN Human Rights Council, Lavrov said he did not attend in person because of what he called “outrageous” measures by European Union in applying sanctions on Russia following its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

Source: CNN

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