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Zelenskiy expected to address UN Security Council meeting on Russian missiles strikes

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is expected to brief the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, a move that angered Russia, to speak about the damage to his country’s civilian infrastructure from Russian missile strikes.

November 24, 2022
24 November 2022

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President
Volodymyr Zelenskiy is expected to brief the United Nations
Security Council on Wednesday, a move that angered Russia, to
speak about the damage to his country’s civilian infrastructure
from Russian missile strikes.

A spokesperson for the U.S. mission to the United Nations
said the United States, Albania and Ukraine requested the
previously unscheduled meeting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday to discuss
“Russia’s massive missile strikes today damaging critical
civilian infrastructure across Ukraine.”

Russia unleashed a missile barrage across Ukraine earlier in
the day, forcing shutdowns of nuclear power plants and killing
civilians in Kyiv.

A diplomat from a Security Council member nation, who
requested anonymity, said that Zelenskiy would address the
council.

Dmitry Polyansky, head of Russia’s permanent U.N. mission,
also said Zelenskiy had been announced as a speaker at the
meeting via video link, which he said was a violation of the
council’s procedural rules.

“Today the Ukrainians, frightened by our attacks on
infrastructure, requested an urgent meeting of the U.N. Security
Council,” Polyansky wrote on Telegram.
(Reporting by Simon Lewis, David Ljunggren and Daphne
Psaledakis; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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