Contents tagged with UN Security Council

  • The UN Security Council declines to review Ukrainian language law at Russia’s request

    The UN Security Council declined to review the law making the Ukrainian language the state language, reported by Radio Svoboda.

    At the beginning of the meeting, representatives of several countries refused to consider the issue, especially as it was the day of the new president of Ukraine’s inauguration, stating that this was Russia’s attempt to exert pressure on Kyiv. Representatives of France, Germany, the USA, Belgium and Poland expressed their opposition.

    During the vote on whether or not …

  • Kyiv: Russian passports will be issued primarily to ‘power structures’ of LPR and DPR militants

    Russian passports in LPR and DPR will be issued primarily to representatives of the "power structures" of militants, said the Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine for European Integration Anatolii Petrenko.

    "We have reasons to believe that first of all passports will be issued to the so-called "power structures" of the occupation administrations. Therefore, both de facto and de jure, the use of weapons in the illegally occupied territories will be carried out by citizens of the Russian …

  • Ukraine appeals to UN Security Council over Putin’s 'audacious decree' to grant Donbas residents Russian citizenship

    Ukraine is outraged by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decree to simplify the procedure for residents of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics to obtain Russian passports. Kyiv has already appealed to the UN Security Council in this regard, noted Volodymyr Yelchenko, Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the organization.

    “This audacious step goes against the Minsk agreements ratified by the Security Council,” he wrote on Twitter.

    Putin recently signed a decree making it …

  • Israel carries out airstrike in Syria

    The Syrian news agency SANA has reported a series of explosions caused by airstrikes near the Aleppo airport and the adjacent industrial zones. Israeli fighter jets are believed to be behind the attack.

    “At around 23:00 [local time] on Wednesday, our aerial defense systems repelled an Israeli aerial attack on a number of facilities in the Shaykh Najjar industrial zone north-east of Aleppo, and shot down several missiles,” SANA cites its source as saying. The losses were reportedly limited to “ …

  • Ukraine will not recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

    In a post on the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry website on 26 March, Spokesperson Kateryna Zelenko announced Ukraine’s official position on the matter of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights – to be guided by the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

    “The matter of the Golan Heights has been repeatedly considered by the UN Security Council, which has made corresponding decisions, especially resolutions No. 242 of 1967, No. 465 of 1980, and No. 497 of 1981. Our state continues to …

  • North Korea asks Russia for 50 tons of free wheat

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has asked Russia for humanitarian aid in the form of 50,000 tons of wheat, claiming that it was needed because of damage caused by natural disasters in 2018, said the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federation Council, Senator Konstantin Kosachev as quoted by TASS.  According to Kosachev, Russia also intends to help North Korea overcome child and maternal mortality .

    “Now, as I was informed, Russian authorities are working on the …

  • Putin promises to assist Zimbabwe

    Russia is plunging deeper and deeper into the Soviet practice of granting multi-billion dollar assistance to loyal regimes abroad, both near and far.

    After writing off all of Kyrgyzstan and Cuba’s debts, restructuring Venezuela’s debt and forgiving $20 billion worth of African countries’ Soviet debts, the Kremlin is now willing to start assisting Zimbabwe.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced his intentions after negotiations with his Zimbabwean colleague Emmerson Mnangagwa, Interfax …

  • Ukraine to convene UN Security Council session due to Russian attack on Navy boats

    Ukraine has requested an emergency session of the UN Security Council in connection with Russian border guards attacking a group of ships belonging to the Ukrainian Navy. This was reported by Volodymyr Yelchenko, Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN.

    “At the president’s instruction, we are immediately appealing to the UN Security Council. The aggressor’s provocative behavior can only be stopped through joint coordinated efforts,” Yelchenko wrote on Twitter on the evening of Sunday, …

  • Ukraine calls for reforms to the UN Security Council

    During the meeting of the UN General Assembly, the Counsellor of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN, Eduard Fesko, stressed that the UN Security Council should be truly reformed because it cannot guarantee peace and security in the present conflicts. 

    "In its current form, the Council is ill-suited to effectively address Twenty-first Century challenges. While the United Nations procrastinates on Council reform, people are dying because the organ is simply incapable of helping them,” …

  • Lavrov: West has decided to use Balkans as bridgehead against Russia

    The West is trying to implement the next step in the anti-Russian script by pressurizing the countries of the Balkan peninsula and demanding that the countries in the region “make a choice: [you are] either with Moscow or with Washington and Brussels”, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the Siberian Telegraph, the full text of which was published on the Foreign Ministry website.

    “The impression is developing that the lessons of the Ukrainian tragedy in the West have …