West to try dissolving Bucha truth in demagogic reasoning: Lavrov
The West will side with Ukraine regarding Bucha and will try to dissolve Kiev's fabrication using demagogy and playing on the sentiment of the international community, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Following the surfacing of the staged video from the Ukrainian town of Bucha, the West will try and dissolve the fake aspect of the events into demagogy about the nature of the Ukraine crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
"I guess that, well, knowing British diplomacy, the task is to dissolve this particular fake in the city of Bucha in demagogic arguments about the nature of the Ukrainian crisis," Lavrov told at a press conference with the Arab League Contact Group on Ukraine in Moscow.
Lavrov also said Russia had tried to convene the UN Security Council on the provocations in Bucha, highlighting that the body refused Moscow's call for a session. "Moscow's second attempt to convene the UN Security Council [on Bucha] failed."
"Let me remind you that we demanded a meeting of the UN Security Council yesterday. Our British colleagues, who now chair the Security Council, refused to do this. Our attempt today was also unsuccessful," he told the aforementioned press conference.
Russia's deputy envoy to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyanskiy, said Monday his country would continue pushing for holding a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the latest round of provocations carried out by the Ukrainian armed forces despite the United Kingdom tugging the other end of the rope in a bid to obstruct Moscow.
After Ukraine published footage it claimed shows evidence of crimes committed by the Russian armed forces in Bucha, the Russian Ministry of Defense said they were yet another provocation.
Russia's Ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, had said that with regards to the shelling of Bucha, Ukraine's authorities were shifting the blame, as the civilian casualties may have occurred as a result of an attack by Ukrainian forces.
The US is being deliberately silent on the fact that the shelling of the city happened at the hands of Ukrainian forces after the pullout of Russia's forces from the city, he added.
Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said the photo and video footage disseminated by Ukraine depicting dead civilians on the streets of Bucha could not be trusted, adding that the information on the matter should be seriously questioned.
This would not be the first violation committed by the Ukrainian side on their own soil, as the Azov battalion, a notorious far-right neo-Nazi group, opened fire on civilians during their evacuation from Mariupol, killing at least two people and injuring four others.
The Russian Investigative Committee had opened Saturday a criminal case against Ukrainian militants and mercenaries over their holding of hostages in a maternity hospital in Mariupol.
Russia had launched a special military operation in Ukraine due to NATO's eastward expansion, the Ukrainian shelling of Donbass, and the killing of the people of the Donetsk People's Republic and Lugansk People's Republic, in addition to Moscow wanting to "denazify" and demilitarize Ukraine.