Explanation of vote by Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia before voting of 11th Emergency Special Session of UNGA-02/03/2022

The goals of our special operation that was started under Article 51 of the UN Charter, are being pursued and will be achieved. We do not target civil facilities and civilians. Please do not trust the huge amount of fakes on that matter that are spread on the Internet. Those fakes were “cooked like hot cakes” in the information center called “Special Operations Forces”. This center was destroyed yesterday. Peaceful scenario for Ukraine can be expedited if radicals start caring for the lives of their fellow citizens and stop hiding behind them. The draft under our consideration today contains no such call.

Russian FM Sergey Lavrov’s answers to media on Russian-Ukrainian border after meeting with US SOS Antony Blinken on 21/01/2022

Our experience of working with our Western colleagues on European security issues contains abundant examples when promises were made but not kept. I have already quoted the words said by the then US President Gerald Ford immediately after the signing of the Helsinki Final Act in 1975. Celebrating the occasion, he said: “History will judge this Conference not by what we say here today, but by what we do tomorrow - not by the promises we make, but by the promises we keep.” Our American and West European colleagues and NATO members are not very good at this.

Meeting on implementing the initiatives of Russia’s socioeconomic development through to 2030-25/01/2022

The country’s growth points, including urban metro areas and individual reference communities are to be identified as part of the Spatial Development Strategy. Our efforts in different development areas must be linked and synchronised. We included this bloc of issues in the Cities of Great Opportunities and Revival of Small Residential Communities initiative.