Russia asks Pink Floyd's Roger Waters to speak on Ukraine arms at UN

Roger Waters has argued against the Western supply of weapons to Ukraine. PHOTO: REUTERS

UNITED NATIONS - Russia has asked Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters to speak to the UN Security Council on Wednesday at a meeting that Moscow requested to discuss the delivery of weapons to Ukraine.

“Russian diplomacy used to be serious. What next? Mr Bean?“ said a UN Security Council diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Waters was criticised by supporters of Ukraine when he published an open letter on his website in September to Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska. He argued against the Western supply of weapons to Kyiv.

“Let’s see what he will say. He has a position and you will hear it tomorrow,” said Russian UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia, jokingly adding: “Perhaps he will sing to us, too.”

The 15-member Security Council has met dozens of times since Russia invaded neighbouring Ukraine last Feb 24.

But it is unable to take any action because Russia is a veto power, along with the United States, China, Britain and France. REUTERS

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