Russian delegates leave UN General Assembly hall amid Poroshenko’s speech

A Russian delegation left the UN General Assembly hall during the speech of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the UN Sustainable Development Summit on Sunday, a high-ranking diplomat told Russian news agency TASS.

The Russian delegates labeled Poroshenko’s speech as “overtly politicized and aggressive,” the source said.

Only one Russian diplomat remained in the hall, he added.

Answering the question why there was the diplomat left instead of the delegates, the source said: “The Russian side is in the habit of hearing its opponents and not leaving their speeches without attention.”

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