Dozens of diplomats walk out during Russian foreign minister's UN speech

Dozens of diplomats walked out of a speech by the Russian foreign minister to the UN human rights forum on Tuesday.

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Sergei Lavrov was addressing the UN human rights council remotely, after cancelling his attendance previously because of what the Russian mission in Geneva said on Monday were EU states blocking his flight path, when delegates from the UK, US and EU started to walk out in protest. Yevheniia Filipenko, Ukraine's ambassador to the UN, said the organisation was taking a 'very strong stance in defence of its own principles'

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