Ukrainian Ambassador promises ‘unpleasant surprises’ for Russia at the UN General Assembly

The permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, Vladimir Yelchenko, said that Russia should expect "unpleasant surprises" at the General Assembly September’s session in New York.

"We are preparing a large number initiatives for the General Assembly. It is not that I do not want to, but I simply cannot disclose them all, because our powerful northern neighbour is waiting for this ... There are some very unpleasant surprises waiting for them, “said the diplomat.

According to him, these initiatives will concern the Crimea, the Donbas, as well as the issue of “the militarization of the Crimea."

Yelchenko argues that when these initiatives will become officially public, the Ukrainians will be "pleasantly surprised when at the same time Russian delegation will be unpleasantly surprised."

He added that the General Assembly is already planning to approve the third time amended "Crimean resolution".

The General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. In addition, it is also the only body where all Member States have equal (one country - one vote) representation. This forum annually discusses joint activities on the broadest range of international issues, such as development, peace and security, international law, etc. Every September, representatives of all Member States arrive in New York to attend the General Assembly session.

In 2018, the General Assembly will hold its 73rd session. It will open on September 18. The general debate is scheduled for September 25 - October 1.

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