Russia faces Unesco meeting walkout over Ukraine war

Representatives of dozens of countries stage a walkout as Russian Minister of Culture Sergey Obryvalin takes the floor at a Unesco conference in Mexico. – EPA, October 1, 2022.

REPRESENTATIVES of dozens of countries walked out of an international culture conference yesterday in protest at the war in Ukraine when Russia’s representative took the floor.

The boycott occurred during the final session of the World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development convened by Unesco in Mexico City.

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