“Russia, as one of the founder countries of the United Nations and a permanent member of the Security Council, has always supported this universal organization,” the president said at the beginning of the meeting with the top representative of the international body.
He stressed that Moscow firmly supports the principles on which it is based and indicated that it intends to continue doing so in the future, the official website of the Russian presidency reported.
The head of State warned that his government finds the statements of representatives of some countries “somewhat strange” when they speak of a world based on rules.
“We believe that the main rule is the UN Charter and other documents adopted by this organization, and not some papers written by someone for himself or to secure his interests,” he said.
According to Putin, the idea of someone claiming some kind of exclusivity sounds very strange.
Guterres held official talks on Tuesday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about the political and military conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the search for solutions to alleviate the situation of the civilian population and end the war. jg/abo/mem/mml