In September, Russia submitted a formal complaint to the United Nations in connection with the remarks regarding the US presidential candidate Donald Trump, as well as leading politicians of some European countries. This was announced on Friday, October 7th.
According to Russian representatives, these remarks were made by some senior officials of the United Nations. The complaint emphasizes an "extraordinary relationship between the candidate of the Republican Party and the Kremlin,” the Associated Press points out. However, there is no evidence that Trump addressed Russia for support or that he even knows about these remarks.
Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, said that he had filed the complaint to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in connection with the critical remarks towards Trump by the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein.
Diplomats familiar with the details of the conversation between Churkin and Ban Ki-moon revealed that Churkin protested against the statements of Al-Hussein in which he denounced the "demagogues" and, in particular, criticized Trump and some European populist leaders.
"Prince Zeid occasionally crosses the boundaries and we are not happy about it,” Churkin said on Friday. "He criticized some leaders of states and governments. He would be better served to focus on his work, which is very important,” the Russian diplomat added.
At the same time the Kremlin officially stated that they did not support any official stance points regarding the presidential elections in the United States. Trump's campaign headquarters issued no comments regarding Russia’s complaint.