Boris Bondarev: Russian diplomat resigns in protest of Moscow’s “war of aggression”

Boris Bondarev, diplomat RussiaThe United Nations Mission in Geneva published a statement on LinkedIn condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine and criticizing the Russian Foreign Ministry for complicity in what it described as the “war of aggression” – the language banned in Russia. under Censorship in time of war laws.

Bondarev wrote, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine.

“Putin’s war of aggression against Ukraine, and in fact against the entire Western world, is not only a crime against the Ukrainian people, but also perhaps the most serious crime against the people of Russia, with Bold letter Z “He squanders all hopes and prospects for a free and prosperous society in our country,” Bondarev wrote.

The respected Russian business newspaper Kommersant reached Bondarev, who confirmed the authenticity of the publication. The New York Times confirmed the receipt of resignations by email to diplomats in Geneva.

The Russian mission to the United Nations in Geneva declined to comment on the matter to CNN, and Bondarev did not respond to messages sent to the LinkedIn account.

The LinkedIn post criticized the Russian leadership for corruption, saying: “Those who conceived this war want only one thing – to remain in power forever, to live in pompous and tasteless mansions, to sail on yachts similar in tonnage and cost to the entire Russian Navy, and to enjoy … unlimited power and complete impunity. To achieve this they are ready to sacrifice as many lives as possible. Thousands of Russians and Ukrainians have already died for this alone. “

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It also singled out the Russian Foreign Ministry for harsh criticism.

“I regret to admit that over all these 20 years, the level of lies and unprofessionalism in the work of the State Department has been increasing all the time. However, in recent years, this has become merely disastrous. Instead of unbiased information, sober analysis and prediction, there are propaganda cliches In the spirit of the Soviet newspapers of the 1930s, ”the publication stated. “Today, the State Department is not concerned with diplomacy. It is about fomenting wars, lies and hatred. It serves the interests of a few, a very few people and thus contributes to the further isolation and degeneration of my country. Russia has no allies left, and only its reckless and ill-considered policy is to blame.” .

His LinkedIn profile describes Bondarev as a veteran of the Russian diplomatic service, with experience in arms control and non-proliferation. The profile picture now contains the hashtag #opentowork.

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