News Europe Live: Moscow in the crosshairs of the UN Human Rights Council

Live: Moscow in the crosshairs of the UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council opens on Monday with the publication of an investigation into war crimes committed in the country. Follow the latest happenings on this thread.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine will be at the heart of the session of the UN Human Rights Council which opens today. Tension will be high at the end of the session during the vote on the continuation of the work of the investigators on Ukraine, who will present their first written report on March 20 after having already reported war crimes in September.

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Moscow is expected to send its Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Thursday. Despite calls from NGOs, it is not certain that the diplomats will leave the room at the time of his speech as they had done last year for his leader Sergei Lavrov, who intervened by videoconference.

“The partisans (…) have confirmed the success of a special operation aimed at blowing up a rare Russian aircraft at Matchulishchy airfield, near Minsk,” said Franak Viacorka, one of the main advisers, on Twitter. of the figurehead of the Belarusian opposition, Svetlana Tikhanovkaïa. According to him, “two Belarusians carried out the operation” using drones. “They have already left the country and are safe.”

He did not specify which Russian aircraft had been targeted. According to media close to the opposition, it is an A-50 surveillance and command aircraft.

“I am proud of all Belarusians who continue to resist the hybrid Russian occupation of Belarus and to fight for the freedom of Ukraine”, reacted on Twitter Ms. Tikhanovskaïa.

With AFP and Reuters

Source: France 24



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