Russia’s UN diplomat accuses West of arm twisting in vote isolating Moscow

Russia’s senior diplomat to the United Nations accused the West on Sunday of “cowboy” strategies and “arm twisting” of some international locations throughout final week’s United Nations Normal Meeting vote that demanding Moscow withdraw its troops from Ukraine.

The 193-member Normal Meeting of the UN on Thursday overwhelmingly remoted Russia, calling on the eve of the one-year anniversary of Moscow’s invasion for a “complete, simply and lasting peace” in keeping with the founding UN Constitution.

“The strategies of attaining the consequence are once more ‘cowboy’,” Dmitry Polyansky, Russia’s deputy UN ambassador, mentioned on the Telegram messaging platform.

He added that plenty of representatives from “creating” international locations complained to the Russian mission about strain from their Western colleagues who’re allies of Kyiv.

UN calls for Russia withdraw from Ukraine

“In accordance with our calculations, virtually 30 pairs of arms had been twisted,” Polyansky mentioned.

Polyansky didn’t present any proof for his accusations and there was no public feedback from creating international locations about strain on them to vote in help of the UN decision.