OREANDA-NEWS. As the head of the international committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev wrote on his Facebook page, the representatives of the South-East of Ukraine who spoke at the UN have their own opinion and the right to express it, and all UN Security Council member states are obliged to reckon with this opinion.

On December 2, an informal UN Security Council meeting was held on the implementation of the Minsk agreements, which was initiated by Russia. For the first time, the plenipotentiary representative of the LPR in the contact group for Donbass, Vladislav Deinogo, and the representative of the DPR in the contact group, the head of the DPR Foreign Ministry Natalia Nikonorova, spoke at an online event at the UN Security Council. A number of Western members of the Security Council, including France and Germany, which are part of the so-called "Normandy format", as well as the USA, Great Britain, Belgium and Estonia, boycotted this meeting. Official Kiev also didn’t participate in the meeting. In addition, France and Germany ensured that the event was not broadcast on the UN website.

According to him, Kosachev is astonished how they explained their absence. According to those who were absent, this meeting "was a clear attempt to present a false and misleading storyline regarding the conflict in eastern Ukraine," as stated in the statement of the permanent missions of the United States, Great Britain and Estonia.

Kosachev emphasized that alternative information coming from participants in one of the parties to the conflict is deliberately declared false by those who support the other side.