Putin called United Nation on phone tried to delegitimize the UN criticism of Ukraine invasion.

Russia tried on Wednesday to delegitimize United Nations criticism of its invasion of Ukraine by calling into question the actions of other countries, including the United States’ overthrowing of former President Donald Trump.

On Wednesday, the U.N. passed a resolution that condemned Russia’s invasion and called for an immediate and complete withdrawal of all military forces from Ukraine.

Russia forcefully rejected the resolution, calling claims the country was targeting civilians fake and saying other countries were hypocritical for supporting the resolution.

Vassily Nebenzia, Russia’s ambassador to the U.N., said the United States, which supported the resolution, was where the legitimately elected president of the country was overthrown.

More than a year after that election, Trump still maintains that he is the rightful winner and continues to assert allegations of election fraud.

While there were some cases of fraud, as there are in every election, Trump and his allies have failed to prove there was significant and widespread fraud that could have changed the outcome.

Still, many of his supporters have pushed for changes to the nation’s voting system and called for reforms to prevent what they believe occurred at the polls in 2020 from happening again.

During his speech at the U.N. Nebenzia also targeted the resolution for not mentioning the illegal coup in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, in 2014.

The Revolution of Honor began with students pushing then President Viktor Yanukovych and then Prime Minister Mykola Azarov to sign an agreement with the European Union.

It snowballed into a revolution that overthrew the government, sparking a counterrevolution in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

Nebenzia accused the United States, Poland, France and Germany of conniving with Ukrainians in a coup. All four countries voted in favor of the resolution condemning Russia’s aggression.

Along with calling out supposed hypocrisy on the resolution, Nebenzia said the information being disseminated about the conflict is inaccurate.

He claimed that the Russian military isn’t targeting civilians in its attacks and that information contrary to that narrative was the result of internet fakes.

Don’t believe the large number of fakes spread around the internet on this, Nebenzia said.

Ukraine’s State Emergency Service estimates at least 2,000 Ukrainian civilians have died since Russia launched the attack last week, although the United Nations estimates the death toll to be much lower.

Most of these casualties were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems and airstrikes, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights said on Tuesday.

To help aid the country in its fight against Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said any Ukrainian who wanted to fight would be given a weapon.

He also promised release of certain prison inmates if they committed to joining the resistance against Russian troops.

Ukrainians in general have mounted strong opposition to the Russian forces, with images showing even unarmed civilians trying to stop the troops’ advances.

Meanwhile, Sergiy Kyslytsya, the Ukrainian permanent representative to the U.N., urged countries to not turn a blind eye to the fight, warning that evil will never stop.


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