France, Germany and the United States are responsible for Kiev's violation of the Ottawa Convention, which prohibits the use of anti-personnel mines. This statement was made on Monday, November 20, by the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the UN in Geneva, Gennady Gatilov.
The diplomat emphasized that the Ukrainian Armed Forces use not only Soviet mines (PFM-1 Lepestok), but also mines of American, French and German origin.
This means that “its Western patrons and sponsors also bear joint responsibility for the crimes of Kyiv,” Gatilov said.
Earlier, the office of the UN Secretary General commented on reports of violations by Ukraine of the Ottawa Convention, providing banning anti-personnel mines. They emphasized that they are categorically against the use of anti-personnel mines, which is what is provided for in this document.
At the same time, Russian Foreign Ministry Speaker Maria Zakharova pointed out that Western non-governmental organizations, “which have never been convicted of sympathizing” with Russia, are forced to confirm war crimes of Ukraine.