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Russian Diplomat Resigns over Ukraine War: “I’ve Never Been So Ashamed of My Country”

HeadlineMay 24, 2022

A veteran Russian diplomat has resigned in protest of President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine. Boris Bondarev stepped down Monday from Russia’s Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, writing in a scathing email to his colleagues that he’s never been so ashamed of his country. His resignation letter read in part, “Those who conceived this war want only one thing — to remain in power forever, live in pompous tasteless palaces, sail on yachts comparable in tonnage and cost to the entire Russian Navy, enjoying unlimited power and complete impunity. To achieve that they are willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes.”

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