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Russia’s Ambassador to UN Issues Dire Warning on Ukraine

Aug. 1, 2016 (EIRNS)—On July 22, Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Vitali Churkin sent a letter to the UN Security Council, saying that “the military situation in eastern Ukraine needs to be stabilized in conjunction with a search for political solutions.” A de-escalation in the area is urgent, he wrote.

“The latest events, however, show that Kiev is not going in that direction. … There is every indication that the Ukrainian military is preparing an offensive.”

He called on other powers to use their influence on Ukraine.

“It is impermissible to allow the Ukrainian military provocations in the southeast to spill over into full-scale combat along the entire front. A relapse into war could bury the peaceful settlement process,” Churkin wrote in his letter.

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