“Today we are being told that we are violating the Charter of the United Nations. I do not believe it. On the contrary, I am sure that we are acting in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,” Putin said.
The head of state recalled that Russia had been seeking a peaceful solution to the situation with the newly formed republics for eight years and responded to his call for help only after recognizing independence and signing friendship treaties, which is fully consistent with article 51. from the ONU. Letter.
Putin noted that the principles of the UN Charter must also be respected by other countries.
“There must be no double standards, one-sided sanctions, attempts to ensure one’s own security at the expense of others,” the Russian leader said. He added that the West remembers international law only to use it against Russia or someone else.
The president said that Russia is ready to look for ways to peacefully resolve the situation around Ukraine, but the Kiev authorities have adopted a regulatory framework that prohibits negotiations with Moscow.
“For our part, we have never refused to negotiate, we have always said that we are ready to continue the dialogue,” Vladimir Putin stressed.
He also added that the approach of the African mission in Ukraine echoes the Chinese peace plan.