The West tries to bar its own people from accessing alternative information on the conflict in Ukraine, Russia’s deputy UN envoy says
“We need to speak about the new Iron Curtain that is being imposed upon us by Western countries,” the diplomat said. This tactic does not seem to work, at least when it comes to the UN, he added. According to Polyanksy, Russia feels “a good degree of support or at least of understanding of what we are doing” in the UN. Many people there have covertly expressed their support to Moscow and said they understand the reasons behind Russia’s military operation in Ukraine.“I do not think that the Western countries have succeeded in imposing a one-sided version of events” on other nations at the UN, Polyanksy said. Russia is “very active” in its attempts to present its own version of events. “We will try to promote our position … to push through this new Iron Curtain,” the diplomat said.Current events will eventually bring the international community to a truly multipolar world, the diplomat believes, adding that the world is already witnessing a “profound transformation” and that it “will be different in a couple of months.”Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. The German- and French-brokered Minsk Protocol was designed to give the breakaway regions special status within the Ukrainian state.The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked and has denied claims it was planning to retake the two republics by force.