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UN: Putin urges to lift sanctions to 'restore global growth and reduce unemployment'03:13

UN: Putin urges to lift sanctions to 'restore global growth and reduce unemployment'

United Nations, New York City
September 22, 2020 at 18:07 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the lifting of sanctions to 'restore global growth and reduce unemployment,' during a video address to the UN General Assembly on its 75th anniversary, on Tuesday.

"Removing barriers, bans and limits for world trade, as well as lifting illegitimate sanctions could become a good start to restore global growth and reduce unemployment," he said.

The Russian leader also noted that the UN performs its functions with dignity, but the organisation needs to "adapt to the realities of the modern world."

"Like any international or regional organisation, the UN should not become rigid, but should reflect the dynamics of the 21st century and consistently adapt to the realities of the modern world, which is indeed becoming more complex, multipolar, and multidimensional," he noted.

Commenting on the COVID-19 vaccine, Putin mentioned that Russia is ready to "share its experience" and start supplying other countries as well as UN staff with vaccines.

"Russia is ready to provide the UN with all the necessary qualified assistance. In particular, we are offering to provide our vaccine, free of charge, for the voluntary vaccination of the staff of the UN and its offices. In this respect, we have received requests from our UN colleagues, and we will respond to those," Putin added.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the lifting of sanctions to 'restore global growth and reduce unemployment,' during a video address to the UN General Assembly on its 75th anniversary, on Tuesday.

"Removing barriers, bans and limits for world trade, as well as lifting illegitimate sanctions could become a good start to restore global growth and reduce unemployment," he said.

The Russian leader also noted that the UN performs its functions with dignity, but the organisation needs to "adapt to the realities of the modern world."

"Like any international or regional organisation, the UN should not become rigid, but should reflect the dynamics of the 21st century and consistently adapt to the realities of the modern world, which is indeed becoming more complex, multipolar, and multidimensional," he noted.

Commenting on the COVID-19 vaccine, Putin mentioned that Russia is ready to "share its experience" and start supplying other countries as well as UN staff with vaccines.

"Russia is ready to provide the UN with all the necessary qualified assistance. In particular, we are offering to provide our vaccine, free of charge, for the voluntary vaccination of the staff of the UN and its offices. In this respect, we have received requests from our UN colleagues, and we will respond to those," Putin added.

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