Ukraine used by NATO as 'sacrificial death': Eritrean diplomat
Eritrea's envoy to the United Nations censures NATO's "usage" of Ukraine as a sacrificial lamb against Russia while criticizing the grain deal.
Eritrean Permanent Representative at the UN Sophia Tesfamariam told Sputnik that the NATO alliance is using Ukraine as a 'sacrificial death' to fulfill the alliance's interests.
According to the diplomat, NATO member states have been provoking Russia for over ten years before the special military operation was launched in Ukraine.
"Before that, there were 14 years that the NATO Allies were pushing and pushing and pushing Russia, breaking one promise after another, breaking one agreement after another," Tesfamariam said.
"This containment of Russia that they were going to do. And for us, we just felt like yes, Ukraine was the sacrificial death that they used to get the noise going. But for us the culprits were known from day one, it was not Russia."
In March 2022, the UN General Assembly adopted an anti-Russia resolution on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.
While 140 countries voted in favor and 38 abstained from the vote, the only five who voted against include Russia, Belarus, Eritrea, North Korea, and Syria.
In the diplomat's view, Russia's special military operation in Ukraine is regarded as a preemptive act of security, noting that it is for these reasons that Eritrea decided to oppose the resolution.