“A very important sign” for the Ukrainian ambassador to France


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For Vadym Omelchenko, a guest at franceinfo on Thursday, this sanction against Moscow in the context of the war in Ukraine is “just the beginning”.

Russia’s suspension of the UN Human Rights Council is “a very important sign”, on Thursday, April 7 at franceinfo, welcomed Vadym Omelchenko, Ukraine’s ambassador to France, after the decision of the UN General Assembly, by 93 votes in favour, 24 against and 58 abstentions. The United States initiated this vote. That is “the first legal assessment of the conduct of the Russian Federation”, he added. Vadym Omelchenko is “confident that this is only the beginning and that this inhumane behavior will bring Russia to an international court”

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky assured that the ‘Talks would continue with Russia’ despite the Boutcha massacre, the Ukrainian ambassador to France recalled. Even if “It is not easy after what we discover in Boutcha and in others cities, he admits, the talks must continue because every Ukrainian’s life matters”

Vadym Omelchenko believes sanctions against Russia “work, maybe not as fast as we’d like, but they work”† The ambassador ensures that the Ukrainian authorities “have information on the subject”† According to him, the most important sanction should remain “the embargo on hydrocarbons from Russia” because “This money is being used to fund the war, the Russian army and the Russian police that are keeping the Russian people in fear”† Ukraine “desires and demands” that the countries of the European Union stop their imports of Russian gas. “This is the price the world has to pay to end this war in Europe”

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