MOSCOW, August 22 (RIA Novosti) – By blocking the UN Security Council statement on the ceasefire in Ukraine, Washington has demonstrated that it wants to see further escalation of the Ukrainian conflict, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.
“If the US opposes an absolutely non-confrontational, reconciliatory text, there can be no doubts that Washington intends to have the armed confrontation in Ukraine continued. It could be seen only as an attempt to ‘undermine’ the humanitarian mission,” the ministry said in a statement.
Moscow believes that such policy is hypocritical, the ministry added.
"Cynical disregard for the fate of civilians and 'couldn't care less' attitude toward the international humanitarian law when it comes to geopolitical interests, becomes the core of the policy of the United States and its European satellites regarding Ukrainian," the statement read.
“More and more questions are being raised about the ability of the current US administration to participate in the development of realistic and pragmatic approaches to international problems, to adequately assess the situation in the various regions of the world," the Russia Foreign Ministry noted.
Russia called on the UN Security Council Thursday to adopt a statement urging a ceasefire in Ukraine while Russian humanitarian aid is being delivered to war-torn regions. The examination of the UN Security Council statement on Moscow's proposal for a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine has been delayed.
Earlier in August, Russia proposed sending an international humanitarian mission to eastern Ukraine with Russian humanitarian aid under the auspices of the ICRC.
A convoy of 280 Kamaz trucks carrying food, medicine and other essentials for Ukraine's Luhansk and Donetsk regions left the Moscow region on August 12. It had been stranded at the border with Ukraine for more than a week. The first trucks arrived in the city of Luhansk earlier on Friday.