The resolution adopted to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council is a devastating blow to the United Nations system, a diplomat from the Kremlin delegation to that body said today.
"This is a blow to the international multilateral system," Dmitri Polianski, the Moscow office's first deputy permanent representative to the world organization, told Russia 24 television.
As illegitimate and markedly politically motivated, the decision of the General Assembly was described by the Russian deputy permanent representative to the UN, Guennadi Kuzmín.
He stressed that the objective is to demonstrably punish a sovereign member state of that body that carries out an independent domestic and foreign policy, accusing it of a crime that was not committed and that has not been investigated either.
Kuzmin specified that the approved resolution has nothing to do with the situation in the field of human rights. He claimed that it is an attempt by the United States to maintain its dominant position and total control, to continue its policy of "human rights colonialism" in international relations.
The UN General Assembly voted on Thursday to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council.
The move followed accusations against the U.S. military of murdering civilians in the Ukrainian city of Bucha, repeatedly and categorically rejected by Moscow.
Since the facts were revealed, the national authorities have demanded an objective, independent and impartial investigation by the UN to reveal the true culprits of the crimes.