Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations interrupted the minute’s silence for Ukraine to honor the “victims of aggression.”
Ukraine’s foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba called for silence to be observed as a mark of respect for Ukrainians who lost their lives in the war.
But before representatives could rise, Russian ambassador Vasily Nebenzya tapped his microphone.
Nebenzya said, “We are getting up on our feet to remember all victims of what has happened in Ukraine, starting in 2014.
“All of those who perished, all lives are priceless,” he stated.
Nebenzya appeared to be referring to the Russian lives lost in the war with Ukraine since the invasion and annex of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014.
The moment came before Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy spoke to mark the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“I plan to meet Xi Jinping and believe this will be beneficial for our countries and for security in the world,” Zelenskyy said.
As The Daily Fetched reported on Friday, Zelensky vowed in an address that the war would not stop “until the Russian murderers” face the “judgment of God.”
Zelensky congratulated Ukrainians for enduring a year-long war, reminding them that most analysts predicted a Russian “special operation” to overthrow Zelensky’s administration.
The Ukrainian leader also noted the tremendous loss of civilian life because of the war.
“Ukraine has surprised the world. Ukraine has inspired the world. Ukraine has united the world,” Zelensky said in his address on Friday.
Zelensky recalled the launch of the operation a year ago, saying it was “the longest day of our lives.”
“We did not raise the white flag and began to defend the blue and yellow. We were not afraid, we did not break down, we did not surrender,” Zelensky said.