Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko took to the podium at U.N. Headquarters in New York City in an attempt to bring attention back to the crisis occurring in his country.
With is voice dripping in sarcasm he took to mocking Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Cool story…But really hard to believe.”
He continued by saying:
“How can you urge an anti-terrorism coalition if you inspire terrorism right in front of your own door? How can you talk peace and legitimacy if your policy is war via puppet government? How can you speak for freedom for nations if you punish your neighbor for this choice? How can you demand respect for all if you don’t have respect for anyone?”
The Russians had boycotted Poroshenko’s speech, mimicking the Ukrainian boycott of their own.
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More from the Washington Post:
UNITED NATIONS – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sought to return his country’s long-running conflict with Russia to center stage Tuesday, telling the United Nations General Assembly that Russia has been waging an aggressive war of occupation against Ukraine.
The Russian delegation was not present in the General Assembly Hall for Poroshenko’s speech, an apparently deliberate boycott. On Monday, the Ukrainian delegation pointedly left the hall when Russian President Vladimir Putin started speaking.
Though he did not mention Putin by name, Poroshenko openly mocked the Russian president’s call for an anti-terrorism coalition to fight radicals in Syria, characterizing it as “double-tongued.”