Remarks by Ambassador Krzysztof Szczerski, Permanent Representative of Poland to the United Nations, at a UN Security Council Briefing on Ukraine

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December 29, 2023

Ambassador Krzysztof Szczerski said that, at this time of year, countries normally exchange messages of peace, but, with the fiercest air strikes in several months, the Russian Federation once again has demonstrated just the opposite.

“It is against each and every norm of international humanitarian law that those air strikes escalated together with the onset of the harsh cold winter, and they are directed against civilians and civilian infrastructure,” he pointed out.

More so, it is even more deplorable that the targets of those deliberate Russian Federation attacks are civilian infrastructure objects located hundreds of kilometres from the front lines — directed not against the military, but against the civilian population of Ukraine.

Stressing that the international community cannot just let this happen, he stated:  “Moscow clearly has not changed its goals.  It wants to bomb Ukraine into subjugation and defeat.”  That shows a lack of respect for the United Nations Charter and international law, he stressed.


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