It is worth noting, that an Arria-formula meeting of the UN Security Council (named after Venezuelan diplomat Diego Arria) is an informal meeting convened by one or more members of the UN Security Council. The main purpose of such meetings is to exchange views privately, within a flexible procedural framework. The main feature of such meetings is the participation of the invited third parties, with the opportunity to express their opinion on the topic of discussion. It should be noted that such meetings are optional, informal and do not lead to specific decisions. It’s like exchange of views between different parties in the UN Security Council.
Ukraine and a number of its international partners (USA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Estonia and Belgium) boycotted this Arria-formula meeting of the UN Security Council. In fact, these are the OSCE participating States, which are also members of the UN Security Council. This is an important signal, because the OSCE is involved in the negotiation process within the Trilateral Contact Group. Due to the principled position of Ukraine and its partners from the UN Security Council, the speech of the representatives of the self-proclaimed “republics” was not broadcast on the official UN resources.
In such a way, the world community once again has given a clear answer to Russia's attempts to manipulate international platforms and formats to spread its propaganda and legitimize representatives of ORDLO militants.