Russia tells UN it won't allow 'bloodbath' in Ukraine's Donbass

Russian ambassador also warned Western powers to 'think twice' and not worsen the situation in Ukraine.



A militant of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces. (Reuters)
A militant of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces. (Reuters)

By Reuters

Published: Tue 22 Feb 2022, 7:42 AM

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday that Eastern Ukraine had been on the brink of a new "Ukrainian military adventure" that Russia could not allow, and vowed it would not let a 'new bloodbath' happen in the region.

Speaking at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, the Russian ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, also warned Western powers to 'think twice' and not worsen the situation in Ukraine.

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