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Newsline: Ukraine’s ambassador told Russian diplomats to seek mental help

Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations delivered a cynical quip to Russian diplomats at a Security Council meeting on Monday night, suggesting they seek mental help for continuing to push the Kremlin’s talking points on the invasion of Ukraine. At the meeting, Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya held a printout of a tweet by the Russian embassy in the UK, which published a claim by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that “the goal of Russia’s special military operation is to stop any war that could take place on Ukrainian territory or that could start from there.” “Russian embassy in London, retweeted by the Russian Foreign Ministry,” Kyslytsya said. “Let me remind the Russian diplomats that in London, in case of need for mental help, you can dial NHS line 111. Thank you,” the ambassador said, referring to the UK’s National Health Service. (https://news.yahoo.com/ukraines-ambassador-told-russian-diplomats-085518828.html) Kyslytsya has regularly made scathing remarks toward Russia’s representatives since President Vladimir Putin announced a military assault on Ukraine on February 24. Kyslytsya previously told Russia’s ambassador to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, that war criminals “go straight to hell” and that his words were “less value than a hole in the New York pretzel.”

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