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Russia defends war in Ukraine as US, others call for accountability at UN

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Ukraine of creating threats against Russian security and 'brazenly trampling' the rights of Russians and Russian-speakers in Ukraine

Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, Lavrov
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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a high level meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the situation amid Russias invasion of Ukraine, at the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York C

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World leaders at the United Nations on Thursday called for Moscow to be held accountable for human rights violations in Ukraine as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov defended Moscow's war and accused its neighbor of committing atrocities.
 
Addressing a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on atrocities committed in Ukraine since Russia's Feb. 24 invasion, Lavrov accused Ukraine of creating threats against Russian security and "brazenly trampling" the rights of Russians and Russian-speakers in Ukraine.
 
"I can assure you that we will never accept this," said Lavrov, who came to the council chamber to speak and then left.
 
"Everything I've

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First Published: Sep 22 2022 | 11:05 PM IST

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