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Ukraine's UN Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya speaks as the Security Council meets right before the Russian invasion.

REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

“Break the neck of the Russian army”: An interview with Ukraine’s UN envoy Sergiy Kyslytsya

While Ukraine’s soldiers are fighting on the battlefield, Sergiy Kyslytsya is on the front lines of Kyiv’s diplomatic offensives in New York. Kyslytsya, a career diplomat, is Ukraine’s permanent representative to the United Nations.

We spoke with him this week about what happens if Ukraine’s spring counteroffensive fails, who is ultimately responsible for making Russia a partner for peace, and how he would explain the case for supporting Ukraine to an ordinary New Yorker.

Our conversation has been edited for length and clarity.

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