China News Service, April 16. The Russian Satellite Network quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Vershnin on the 16th as saying that Russia will continue to participate in the work of the UN Human Rights Council as an observer, provide advice and participate in relevant discussions on the draft resolution. .

  Vershinin said, "Yes, we cannot vote, but our other functions will be comparable to the membership of the Human Rights Council. We will continue to provide advice, participate in the discussion process on the draft resolution, make statements and make statements. In other words. In other words, despite the more complicated conditions, we were able to convey to the international community Russia's position on important international issues."

  He further stated that Russia will continue to defend its interests and priorities in the Human Rights Council, among which it is important to continue to consolidate a constructive and equal international dialogue on the promotion and protection of human rights.

  Vershnin stressed, "I am confident that the time will come for Russia to return to the membership of the Human Rights Council. At present, as observers, we will do our best to prevent the Council's affairs from degenerating completely and to keep it in the minds of the international community. prestige and reputation.”

  On April 7, the UN General Assembly held an emergency special session on Ukraine and voted to suspend Russia's membership in the UN Human Rights Council.

  Russian Presidential Press Secretary Peskov previously said that the suspension of Russia's membership in the UN Human Rights Council would not bring any "added value" to the Council itself.

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