25 June 2022,   03:16
Russian UN diplomat resigns over invasion of Ukraine

A Russian diplomat at the United Nations in Geneva said that he resigned from his post over the “aggressive war unleashed” by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“For twenty years of my diplomatic career I have seen different turns of our foreign policy, but never have I been so ashamed of my country as on February 24 of this year”, - Boris Bondarev wrote on LinkedIn in a post announcing his departure.

“The aggressive war unleashed by Putin against Ukraine, and in fact against the entire Western world, is not only a crime against the Ukrainian people, but also, perhaps, the most serious crime against the people of Russia, with a bold letter Z crossing out all hopes and prospects for a prosperous free society in our country”, - he wrote.

Bondarev, a diplomatic counselor, confirmed to the Associated Press that he turned in his resignation in a letter to ambassador Gennady Gatilov.