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Russia defends Ukraine war as US, others condemn alleged abuses

2022-09-23 09:54:00       source:The Aljazeera

September 22, 2022

World leaders at the United Nations have called for Moscow to be held accountable for human rights violations in Ukraine as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov defended his country’s actions in the seven-month war.

Addressing a meeting of the UN Security Council on alleged atrocities committed in Ukraine since Russia’s February 24 invasion, Lavrov on Thursday accused Ukraine of creating threats against Russian security and “brazenly trampling” the rights of Russians and Russian speakers in Ukraine.

Moscow has called the war a ‘special military operation’.

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