NewsPolish diplomat crushes Russian ambassador's claims on Ukraine at UN Security Council

Polish diplomat crushes Russian ambassador's claims on Ukraine at UN Security Council

WARSAW, MAZOWIECKIE, POLAND - 2024/02/05: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Radoslaw Sikorski speaks during a bilateral press conference with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw. Radoslaw Sikorski and Josep Borrell meet to discuss foreign and security policy priorities, from Ukraine to the Middle East. (Photo by Dominika Zarzycka/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
WARSAW, MAZOWIECKIE, POLAND - 2024/02/05: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Radoslaw Sikorski speaks during a bilateral press conference with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw. Radoslaw Sikorski and Josep Borrell meet to discuss foreign and security policy priorities, from Ukraine to the Middle East. (Photo by Dominika Zarzycka/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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5:44 AM EST, February 25, 2024

Sikorski addressed the Security Council on the subject of Ukraine, marking the 2nd anniversary of the Russian invasion. His speech focused on countering the claims previously posed by Russian UN Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya, which, according to Sikorski, were astonishing.

"Russia accuses us of being 'prisoners of Russophobia', but a phobia denotes an irrational fear. Meanwhile, Russia almost daily threatens us with nuclear annihilation," stated the Polish diplomat.

"Nebenzya referred to Ukraine as a client of the West. In reality, Kiev is fighting to maintain its independence (...). He labeled them as Nazis. Yet, their president is a Jew; their defense minister is a Muslim; and they don't harbor political prisoners. He declared that Ukraine is drowning in corruption. However, Alexei Navalny thoroughly documented the lack of corruption in his own country. He blamed the war on US neocolonialism, whereas Russia has made attempts to annihilate Ukraine in the 19th century, then under the Bolsheviks, and now they make a third attempt," Sikorski pointed out.

He also asserted that, contrary to Russian accusations of "Russophobia", the fear of Russia is not irrational.

Multiple comments about the Minister of Foreign Affairs' speech have been circulating online.

Among them, the post from Confederation politician Przemysław Wipler, who isn't usually known for excessive praise of the diplomatic head, stands out.

"You can argue with him on a hundred issues, but in this case, it's 10/10!" Wipler wrote on portal X.

There are several other positive reactions as well.

"Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski spoke at the UN Security Council about the Ukraine issue yesterday. He focused his speech on rebutting Russian Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya's claim that his country is the victim of aggressive Western policy. Thank you!" Anton Heraschenko, advisor at the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, expressed.

"Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski presented the reality of Russia's war against the civilized world. The missing piece is: OUR REACTION to Russian fascism is NOT IRRATIONAL. We must arm Ukraine with sufficient advanced weapons to defeat Russia," activist Igor Sushko stated.

"We have to acknowledge that Radosław Sikorski's speech at the UN Security Council was unprecedented in recent diplomacy. The quick verification and precise, firm refutations were impressive. Many diplomats are very impressed by what the Polish minister accomplished. Radosław Sikorski left the Russian Federation's ambassador completely flustered. It's worth listening to this recording," wrote Paweł Żuchowski, RMF FM correspondent in the United States.

"Both speeches from Minister Radosław Sikorski, delivered at the General Assembly of the UN and the Security Council, were excellent, both in rhetoric and substance. Especially in the second one, where he faced off the Russian ambassador, pinpointing his deceptions and discussing Putin's racism," wrote Ryszard Kalisz.

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