The UN Security Council unanimously voted for extending the EUFOR mandate in Bosnia and Herzegovina in New York on Wednesday.
The UNSC also rejected Russia’s draft resolution to establish a commission to investigate Russian claims that Ukraine and the United States are carrying out military biological activities on Ukrainian territory.
Commenting on the issue, Dmitry Polyanskiy, First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, stated “We regret that the Council failed to invoke the mechanism provided for in Article 6 of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC)”, adding “During the elaboration process of this draft resolution, Western states demonstrated in every possible way that they placed themselves above the law and were not going to implement this provision. They proved ready to trample on every norms and infringe on every rule – in line with the colonial thinking that they are accustomed to.”
He concluded his statement saying the perpetrators will have to answer to the international community regarding the issue.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the United States of America to the UN countered that “Russia said this is a milestone. It is – it is a milestone for Russia’s deception and lies.”