Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Russian Ambassador to the UN, speaking at the meeting of the UN Security Council, said that the Russian special operation in Ukraine would continue until the goals were achieved.
"We launched the special military operation in order to stop Ukraine from shelling Donbass, so that the territory of this country, which was turned into anti-Russia at the suggestion of Western countries and its nationalist leadership, ceased to pose a threat to both Russia and residents of the south and south-east of Ukraine," Dmitry Polyansky said.
Aleksey Polishchuk, director of the second department of the CIS countries of the Russian Foreign Ministry, stressed that Moscow was interested in the speedy liberation of Donbass. The special operation was going according to plan and will achieve its goals, the diplomat added.
In his speech, Polyansky commented on the supplies of Western weapons to Ukraine. According to him, by supplying military aid, the West prolongs the agony of the criminal Kyiv regime, which is ready to sacrifice its population.
"The sooner you realize this, the sooner the Ukrainian leadership will sit down at the negotiating table with a realistic position, rather than with slogans and phantom pains,” he stressed.
According to Polyansky, Kyiv deliberately stores weapons supplied by the West in city centers and uses the civilian population as human shields. Russia sees those arms supplies as "legitimate military targets, just like mercenaries from your states," he said.
Polyansky criticized Volodymyr Zelensky's speech that he remotely delivered at the UN Security Council. Zelensky's speech was not coordinated with all members of the body. "This violates the established practice and traditions of the work of the Security Council,” the diplomat stressed.
According to Polyansky, Kyiv initiated the meeting of the UN Security Council on Ukraine and aired Zelensky's speech to create a "favorable background." Ukraine is thus trying to get more weapons, he stressed.
In his speech, Zelensky called for Russia to be excluded from the UN Security Council, in which it is a permanent member. The Ukrainian president also asked UN Security Council members to recognize Russia as a terrorist state. Russia does not have the right to participate in discussions related to the war in Ukraine, which was unprovoked and colonial in nature, he stressed.
Dmitry Polyansky denied Russia's strike on the shopping center in Kremenchuk. Moscow struck hangars with Western weapons, he said, adding that the weapons were dispersed throughout the storage area for their further shipment to the Ukrainian troops in the Donbass. The strikes of the Russian armed forces made it possible to stop Ukraine from shelling residential areas in Donetsk, Luhansk and other cities, he said.
"It appears that we are dealing with a new Ukrainian provocation, like the one we witnessed in Bucha. We must wait for what our Ministry of Defense says, but there are already too many conspicuous inconsistencies there," Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Russian Ambassador to the UN said.
On June 28, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of the hangar of the Armed Forces of Ukraine that stored arms that Ukraine had received from the United States and Europe. The target was hit on June 27 in the city of Kremenchuk, the Poltava region, the ministry specified.
French President Emmanuel Macron does not exclude sending NATO troops to Ukraine for security in Europe and for Russia's defeat in the conflict. There is currently no consensus on the need to send NATO troops to the country