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1) Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, “Statement of the MFA of Ukraine on the illegitimacy of the Russian Federation’s presence in the UN Security Council and in the United Nations as a whole,” December 26, 2022 (15:10);

2) Martina Meister, “Olaf Scholz didn’t understand anything. Zero,” (Welt Interview with Pierre Servent), Die Welt, December 27, 2022 (07:26 am);


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