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‘Never have I been so ashamed’: Russian envoy criticizes war

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By JAMEY KEATEN
Associated Press

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — A veteran Russian diplomat to the U.N. Office at Geneva says he handed in his resignation before sending out a scathing letter to foreign colleagues inveighing against the “aggressive war unleashed” by President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine. The 41-year-old Boris Bondarev confirmed his resignation in a letter delivered Monday after a diplomatic official passed on his English-language statement to The Associated Press. Bondarev confirmed to the AP in a phone call that he had resigned. He says the Russian invasion was a crime not only against the people of Ukraine, but against the people of Russia. He says the war has wiped out “hopes and prospects for a prosperous and free society” in Russia.

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