Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Vasily Nebenzya
Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, quoted Mikhail Bulgakov's “Heart of a Dog” at a meeting of the organization's Security Council on Syria. RIA Novosti writes about it.
Some Western countries blamed Russia for the consequences of the attack on terrorists in Idlib: dozens of civilians allegedly died there. German Permanent Representative Christoph Heusgen said that The New York Times wrote about the victims of the attack among the civilian population. In this regard, the German representative noted that if the reports of Moscow's involvement turned out to be true, it would become “another violation of international law.”
In response, Nebenzya reminded his German colleague of Bulgakov's story, where one of the main characters, Professor Preobrazhensky, advises his assistant not to read newspapers until lunchtime, as they spoil his appetite. “So, God forbid, Christophe, do not read the New York Times before the Security Council meetings on Syria,” the Russian permanent representative concluded. Nebenzya also recalled that Moscow has repeatedly commented on the articles of The New York Times, which “published fakes.”
On October 26, the Russian Aerospace Forces struck a terrorist training camp in the Syrian province of Idlib. According to some reports, at least 78 militants were killed as a result of the airstrikes, and about 90 more were wounded.