Russian Embassy in Colombia accuses Duque of generating tension between the two countries

Russian Embassy in Colombia accuses Duque of generating tension between the two countries

the embassy of Russia accused Colombia on Wednesday of fabricating “tension” between the two countries, wrapped in a series of disagreements over the war in Ukraine and violence in the South American country.

The Conservative government Iván Duque, who last week described the Russian invasion of Ukraine as a “genocide”, would be trying to “generate and/or artificially sharpen the tension in relationships in order to harm them”pointed out the head of the Russian delegation in Bogotá, Nikolay Tavdumadze, it’s a statement.

In context: Duque sends a harsh message to the Russian Ambassador to the UN: Those who sow war speak of peace

Before aligning himself with the United States and Canada on the use of the term “genocide,” Duke had been the subject of strong criticism from Russia, what before the UN Security Council questioned his fragile implementation of the peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla and the rise in violence.

“In Russia we usually tell friends the truth”, added Tavdumadze, evoking his country’s rebuke to Colombia during the Council meeting on April 12 in New York.

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On that occasion, the Colombian president responded by requesting “to those who are lacerating a winter town” not to teach peace lessons.

kyiv has accused Moscow of committing war crimes and planning the genocide of its population even before the discovery of hundreds of civilians killed and buried in mass graves in the city of Bucha.

Although the Western countries had avoided using the word “genocide”, in line with a long-standing protocol involving a strict legal definition and a difficult to prove crime, United States, Canada and the United Kingdom they have yielded

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In May 2021, in the midst of an unprecedented protest movement against the government, Colombia blamed Russia for being linked to cyberattacks against official websites.

Too a questioned Russian support for troops from its neighbor Venezuela, which according to Bogotá gives shelter for armed groups operating in the border area, accusations that Caracas denies.

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