Yuriy Sergeyev, head of Ukraine’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations wrote on Twitter that Ukrainian delegation unravelled flag from Ilovaisk on the balcony in front of Russian President Vladimir Putin during his speech. Ukrainian delegation also left the hall of the UN General Assembly while Putin was speaking, Joinfo.ua reports.
“Our delegation has left the UN hall during comrade Putin’s speech. The Ukrainian flag from Ilovaisk was unravelled in front of him, on the balcony. Let him (Putin) see it!” – Yuriy Sergeyev wrote.
Earlier the Russian delegation has left the hall during Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s speech.
But because of that action Ukrainian delegation was asked to leave the UN General Assembly, MP Hanna Hopko informed.
“Because of the peaceful protest with a shot-through flag during Putin’s speech, we have been asked to return the badges and leave the General Assembly for the violation of UN rules. Russia’s aggression – it is also a violation of UN rules. But Putin spoke from the rostrum, “- Hopko said.
See the video report of Channel24 below:
It should recalled that in August 2014 the Russian Armed Forces entered the territory of Ukraine – in Ilovaisk. Due to prolonged fighting, Russian-terrorist troops surrounded the Ukrainian forces and created a cauldron. The Russians had promised Ukrainians a “green corridor”, but at the last moment did not fulfill the promises – Ukrainian defenders were shot while leaving the battle area.