Contents tagged with UN Security Council

  • 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 …

  • UN Security Council refuses to hear DPR and LPR representatives

    On Tuesday, October 30, the members of the UN Security Council rejected the proposal of the Russian Federation to invite representatives of the Donetsk People's Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic to participate in the meeting of the Security Council, the news service of the UN stated on Twitter.

    They made their decision during the meeting of the UN Security Council on Ukraine in New York. Russia’s proposal on the LPR/DPR representatives was not supported.

    Before the meeting, the eight …

  • Europe condemns elections in LPR and DPR

    The governments of five countries in the EU Security Council released an official statement that they fully support Kyiv in recognizing the illegitimacy of the elections scheduled for November 11 in the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces of Ukraine.

    In the statement, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and the UK state that the EU’s stance on developments in Ukraine “remains unchanged”. The EU “unequivocally supports the independence, sovereignty and territorial …

  • Russia convenes UN Security Council session on Syria

    Russia has asked that an open session of the UN Security Council be held in order to discus the results of the summit between Russia, Iran and Turkey, Interfax reports, citing Russia’s permanent representative to the UN.

    This was done “in light of the interest shown by several Security Council members in the results of the Russia-Iran-Turkey summit” explained the mission spokesman Fedor Strzhizhovsky. He clarified that the session has been requested for Tuesday at 11:00 New York time.

    “Our …

  • Iran intends to expand the capabilities of its ballistic and cruise missiles

    Iran intends to expand the capabilities of its ballistic and cruise missiles, stated on Saturday, Iran’s deputy defense minister for international affairs, Mohammad Ahadi, reports television channel Press TV.

    “Expanding the capabilities of various ballistic and cruise missiles, obtaining a next-generation fighter planes, as well as ships and submarines equipped with various types of weapons, is included in the ministry’s [of defense] new plans,” the television channel quotes him.

    Ahadi added …

  • Moscow blocks UN resolution on sanctions against Russian Agrosoyuz bank

    Moscow blocked the resolution submitted by the Unites States at the UN Security Council Committee requesting to impose sanctions against one individual and several legal entities, including Russian Commercial bank Agrosoyuz, for violating sanctions against North Korea.

    "The evidence provided by Americans in support of their proposal is absolutely unconvincing", - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on Friday.

    Russian Ministry accused the US Delegation of "pushy methods of work at the UN …

  • Ukrainian President asks diplomats to prepare new UN resolution on Crimea

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked Ukrainian diplomats to prepare a new resolution on the Crimea for the next session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in order to stop any speculation about the status of the peninsula, the head of the state wrote on his Facebook page.

     “Ukraine continues the struggle for the de-occupation of the Crimea, for the rights and freedom of the Crimean Tatar people. I have asked diplomats to prepare a new resolution on the Crimea for for the next session of …