Dozens of diplomats, including those from Britain, the US and European Union and other world diplomats stage a mass walkout at the UN Human Rights Council during Russian Foreign Minister speech.
On the international stage Moscow is now isolated from most of the world which was clear and brutally damning during Sergei Lavrov’s speech.
The British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said that Lavrov’s statement was full “of disinformation” and that he does not deserve any attentions from members of the UN Council.
Truss said on Tuesday, “Russia is isolated and should be ashamed to sit in the UN chamber.”
Powerful scenes at UN Human Rights Council this morning as delegations, including 🇬🇧 UK, marched out as Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, delivers his address.
— Rita French 🇬🇧 (@RitaFrenchFCDO) March 1, 2022
The Ukrainian permanent representative Sergiy Kyslytsya said he would much prefer to listen to Lavrov at the international tribunal for war crimes.
“Enough of exposure to the deranged lunacy of war criminals,” he added.
The UK 🇬🇧 and 50+ countries staged a walk out of 🇺🇳 UN Human Rights Council as Russia started speaking today.
Lavrov’s statement was full of disinformation and did not deserve the attention of the @UN_HRC.
Russia is isolated and should be ashamed to sit in the UN chamber. https://t.co/i5E9byUI0G
— Liz Truss (@trussliz) March 1, 2022
The Foreign Secretary later added, “Putin is responsible for civilian casualties and over 500,000 people fleeing with the numbers still rising fast.
“The blood is on Putin’s hands, not just of innocent Ukrainians but the men he has sent to die.
“These consequences will only increase in breadth and severity as the conflict goes on. We’re working to squeeze the Putin regime harder and harder by steadily tightening the vice.
“We’re going after the highest echelons of the Russian elite, targeting President Putin personally and all of those complicit in his aggression. Nothing and no one is off the table.”