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Zelenskyy's Office calls UN lobbyists for war criminals

Zelenskyy's Office calls UN lobbyists for war criminals Mykhailo Podolyak, advisor to the Head of the President's Office (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

In the Office of the President, the United Nations has been referred to as lobbyists for war criminals due to the idea of lifting certain sanctions on Russia to revive the "grain initiative," according to an advisor to the head of the Office of the President, Mykhailo Podolyak.

"Who could have imagined that the UN would turn into the main lobbyists of war criminals?" he wrote.

Podolyak notes that by imposing sanctions for violations of international law, Western countries have sent a clear message to the Russian elite: Russia has no future with Putin, and Russia will have a chance after Putin.

"By lobbying for the idea of lifting sanctions on Russia to export stolen grain in the middle of a full-scale war, the UN leadership wants to prolong the life of Putin's regime and recognize missile strikes as an effective tool to achieve political goals," he wrote.

The advisor calls this "an interesting signal to the world of the XXI century."

He emphasizes that none of these "absurd ideas" can be realized, especially in the context of missile terror against Ukraine's port and grain infrastructure.

"However, this is yet another reminder that Russia's presence in the UN Security Council is poisoning the organization as a whole," Podolyak added.


In July, Russia announced its withdrawal from the "grain deal" alleging non-compliance with its terms. Subsequently, occupying forces began shelling Ukrainian ports and grain infrastructure in the south of Ukraine.

At the beginning of August, Ukraine declared the opening of temporary corridors for trading vessels in the Black Sea.

Simultaneously, Bild learned that the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, sent a letter to the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, with four proposals in exchange for Russia's reinstatement in the "grain initiative." Among them were the return of the Russian state bank to SWIFT and the unfreezing of Russian assets.