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Mon May 23, 2022, 08:09 AM

Boris Bondarev, Russia's Counsellor to the United Nations in Geneva, has resigned.




Full text of his letter, from Bondarev's LinkedIn page:

"Long overdue, but today I resign from civil service. Enough is enough.

For twenty years of my diplomatic career I have seen different turns of our foreign policy, but never have I been so ashamed of my country as on February 24 of this year. The aggressive war unleashed by Putin 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 a bold letter Z crossing out all hopes and prospects for a prosperous free society in our country.
Those who conceived this war want only one thing - to remain in power forever, live in pompous tasteless palaces, sail on yachts comparable in tonnage and cost to the entire Russian Navy, enjoying unlimited power and complete impunity. To achieve that they are willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes. Thousands of Russians and Ukrainians have already died just for this.

I regret to admit that over all these twenty years the level of lies and unprofessionalism in the work of the Foreign Ministry has been increasing all the time. However, in most recent years, this has become simply catastrophic. Instead of unbiased information, impartial analysis and sober forecasting, there are propaganda clichés in the spirit of Soviet newspapers of the 1930s. A system has been built that deceives itself.

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6934412718477090817/

Minister Lavrov is a good illustration of the degradation of this system. In 18 years, he went from a professional and educated intellectual, whom many my colleagues held in such high esteem, to a person who constantly broadcasts conflicting statements and threatens the world (that is, Russia too) with nuclear weapons!

Today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not about diplomacy. It is all about warmongering, lies and hatred. It serves interests of few, the very few people thus contributing to further isolation and degradation of my country. Russia no longer has allies, and there is no one to blame but its reckless and ill-conceived policy.

I studied to be a diplomat and have been a diplomat for twenty years. The Ministry has become my home and family. But I simply cannot any longer share in this bloody, witless and absolutely needless ignominy."

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Reply Boris Bondarev, Russia's Counsellor to the United Nations in Geneva, has resigned. (Original post)
femmedem May 2022 OP
Lovie777 May 2022 #1
femmedem May 2022 #2
Samrob May 2022 #3
niyad May 2022 #4
BeyondGeography May 2022 #5
MarineCombatEngineer May 2022 #6
DanieRains May 2022 #7
dalton99a May 2022 #8
lindysalsagal May 2022 #9
ThoughtCriminal May 2022 #10

Response to femmedem (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2022, 08:23 AM

1. Can't go home to Mother Russia . ...

you will be arrested, trialed and jailed if not mysterious murdered accidentally.

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #1)

Mon May 23, 2022, 08:50 AM

2. Could happen anywhere, although he's certainly in more danger in Russia.

I hope he survives.

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Response to femmedem (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2022, 08:53 AM

3. This is all because Zelensky and Biden are hanging tough!

I love our President and I love Ukraine's President too.

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Response to femmedem (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2022, 09:16 AM

4. KNR

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Response to femmedem (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2022, 09:32 AM

5. Tacky palaces and yachts?

Trump will find these objections to be very confusing.

Awesome statement. Happy Monday, you murderous klepto fucks.

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Response to femmedem (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2022, 09:35 AM

6. Are we starting to see major cracks in Putin's regime?

Will others follow this example and resign?


Stay tuned.

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Response to femmedem (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2022, 10:21 AM

7. Yachts Comparable In Tonnage And Cost To The Russian Navy

 

Pretty much sums it up.

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Response to femmedem (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2022, 10:27 AM

8. "Bondarev told the AP that he had no plans to leave Geneva."

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Response to femmedem (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2022, 10:31 AM

9. Even Vlad needs a dept of state. Without it, he can't trade.

I wonder how many regular Russians will ever read that.

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Response to femmedem (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2022, 04:42 PM

10. "Fearless Leader" will not be pleased

What? I can't be the only one who did a double-take on the name.


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