Only Russia preventing peace in Ukraine, says French envoy to UN

7 December 2022, 01:14 PM
French envoy Nicolas de Riviere said that Russia is preventing any peace in Ukraine (

French envoy Nicolas de Riviere said that Russia is preventing any peace in Ukraine (

It is only Russia that is obstructing peace in Ukraine, the Ukrinform news agency quoted Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations Nicolas de Rivière as saying on Dec. 6.

Speaking at the UN Security Council meeting, de Rivière said that Ukraine is on the side of peace in this conflict. Instead, it is Russia that stands in the way of any peace, escalating the situation to break the resistance of the Ukrainians.

The French envoy said Paris welcomes Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s efforts to start a movement towards peace.

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According to the diplomat, France is ready to help establish a just and lasting peace, as well as remaining fully mobilized to support Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy during the G20 summit on Nov. 15 presented a ten-point peace formula, which includes the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, the withdrawal of Russian troops, the release of all prisoners, a tribunal for those guilty of aggression, and security guarantees for Ukraine.

On the same day, Russia launched another massive missile strike at Ukrainian cities in almost all regions. The G20 meeting was also overshadowed by a missile falling on the territory of Poland.

The missile impact killed two people. It was later reported that the missile was from a Ukrainian S-300 air defense system.

Russia has been waging a full-scale war against Ukraine for more than nine months, since Feb. 24. The invaders are shelling Ukrainian cities in all regions, targeting residential buildings, hospitals, and civilian infrastructure.

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