Disinfo: The speech of the “DPR” and “LPR” at UN meeting is recognition at the international level

Summary

The speech of representatives of the DPR and LPR at the UN Security Council meeting on the Arria-Formula speaks of the strengthening of the status of the Republics of Donbas in the international arena.

Disproof

Part of the recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on the international recognition of the "DPR" and "LPR"

The Arria-Formula Meeting of the UN Security Council, which was attended by representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk Republics of Donbas, is an informal format used to meet, for example, representatives of NGOs, representatives of non-state actors or heads of international organisations. As these examples indicates, this does not mean that the "DPR" and "LPR" are internationally recognised.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said that the meeting was ignored by the United States, The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Estonia, and Belgium, in other words “All, except Russia and the OSCE member states which are today in the Security Council”.

See a similar case claiming that Trump administration has registered an appeal for the recognition of the DPR and LPR.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 223
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/12/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: United Nations, DNR, LNR

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