Selling of American and Canadian weapons to Ukraine are pushing the country into a new military conflict. This was stated by the first deputy permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, Pyotr Ilyichev, at a meeting of the UNSC on small arms and light weapons.
Russia and Ukraine at UNSC
The topic of Ukraine was raised at the UN Security Council meeting on Monday by Deputy Permanent Representative of the country Yuri Vitrenko, speaking of the challenges to the small arms and light weapons (SALW) control regime in Europe, he started talking about “the continuing Russian military aggression, as well as the occupation of the Crimea and part of the Donbass region.”
At the same time, he accused the Russian Federation of delivering weapons to the militia in the Donbas in connection with Ilyichev’s words about Russia’s willingness to share its experience in regulating SALW trade.
The Deputy of the Russian Federation drew attention to the data of the non-governmental organization Small Arms Survey, according to which the volume of small arms in Ukraine in illicit distribution amounted to about 3 million units in 2013. Russia and Ukraine frequently exchange attacks in the UNSC. At a meeting on the situation on the Korean peninsula, the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Pavel Klimkin, tried to draw similarities between the provocative actions of North Korea and Russia’s policy.