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Diplomats stage walkout during Russian foreign minister's video address to UN Human Rights Council in protest of Ukraine invasion

Ambassadors and diplomats walk out in protest during Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov's pre-recorded video address (onscreen) at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, March 1, 2022. (Photo by SALVATORE DI NOLFI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

More than 100 diplomats staged a walkout Tuesday during Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's video address to the United Nations Human Rights Council in protest over Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Reuters reported.

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Diplomats from the United States, Britain, Japan, the European Union, and others exited the room while diplomats from Syria, China, and Venezuela — as well as Russia's ambassador to the U.N., Gennady Gatilov, a former Lavrov deputy — remained, the outlet said.

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