Russia to hold UNSC meeting on Nazism, fascism on July 11
Moscow looks to answer to Western colleagues regarding their operation in Ukraine.
On July 11, Russia will be holding an informal UN Security Council meeting on Nazism and fascism, as revealed by Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyanskiy on Thursday.
"On Monday, July 11, at 15:00 NY/22:00 Moscow time, we are holding another informal UN Security Council Arria-Formula meeting, dedicated to Nazism and fascism in Ukraine," the diplomat said on Telegram.
"This is our answer to those Western colleagues who question one of the goals of our operation in Ukraine - denazification - and claim that we are exaggerating the scale of the problem," he added.
While NATO expands in Europe's eastern flank, while also diplomatically and militarily supporting the Ukrainian army - which engulfs and protects an openly Nazi battalion that is currently fighting in the ranks against Russia - many democracy-thumping states cry "Russian fascism."
Some of the openly Nazi battalions entail the Azov and the Aidar battalions, who are violent, reactionary hardliners. Recently, the official page of the Ukrainian army exhibited a video of Azov battalion troopers greasing bullets with pig fat to shoot Chechens, given the context that pig derivatives are an "impure" substance to Muslims and forbidden for consumption.
The United States and Canada over the years have aided the neo-Nazi units with weapons and training, strengthening their presence in Ukraine.