A Stuff headline suggests Russian Ambassador Georgii Viktorovich Zuev was treated like a naughty schoolchild, when Foreign Affairs officials told him what this country thinks about Russia’s provocative incursion into another country this week. It said NZ scolds Russian ambassador over Ukraine encroachment.
The report proceeded to say Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta had instructed government officials to give the Ambassador “a dressing down” over the military incursion into Ukraine.
A dressing down. Is that it?
On the other hand, Stuff has reported:
Professor Bethan Greener of Massey University said despite this country’s size, calling in Russia’s ambassador on Wednesday was “still in fact an act of global significance.”
“Calling in the ambassador is highly symbolic in foreign policy and is one of the strongest diplomatic signals available to the Government, short of other more forceful measures that may now be on the table,” Greener said.
Our check with The Beehive website for an update on this country’s official response to events unfolding in Ukraine drew a blank. Continue reading “Russian envoy gets a “dressing down” while Mahuta focuses on Indo-Pacific Forum – but other wars are being fought in NZ”