Contents tagged with UN

  • Yelchenko: Punishment for MH17 perpetrators will be considered at upcoming UN General Assembly meeting

    The issue of holding those accountable who are responsible for the MH17 crash will be put on the agenda on the second anniversary of the tragedy, and at the next session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in September.

    According to UNIAN, this was announced by the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, Volodymyr Yelchenko, during an interview with LB.ua.

    “I think that all of the reports that were promised will be published during autumn. We will then again sit in New York and …

  • UN urges Russia to amend 'law on foreign agents'

    Russia needs to amend its "law on foreign agents", according to the High Commissioner of the World Organization for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein. He said this during the opening of the 32nd session of the UN Council on Human Rights in Geneva, TASS reported on Monday, June 13, 2016.

    "This week a number of amendments to Russian laws on "foreign agents" have come into force. More than 90 non-governmental organizations are now listed as "foreign agents." This definition implies that their …

  • Ukraine wants UN response to calls for peacekeepers in the Donbas

    The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Kislitsa, stated during his speech on the 10th of June at the UN Security Council that Ukraine holds the United Nations accountable for ignoring the direct request for the deployment of a peacekeeping mission in the Donbas, Ukrinform reported.

    “It is difficult to explain the lack of response by the Council to the direct request concerning a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Donbas, whose presence in the field would ensure the additional …

  • The United Nations believes that conflict in the Donbas was called an anti-terrorist operation in vain

    The United Nations believes that the interpretation of the conflict in the Donbas as an anti-terrorist operation has resulted in considerable confusion, as mentioned in the report of the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary and Arbitrary Executions, Christophe Hynes, following his official visit to Ukraine in September 2015.

    According to UNIAN, the report was submitted by the UN General Assembly Secretariat to the UN Human Rights Council. The 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council …

  • The UN says it has reliable information about Russian troop movements in the Donbas

    The UN Representative for Human Rights, Ravina Shamdasani, stated that the organization has reliable information about Russian troop movements in Ukraine, The Voice of America reports.

    “We have received credible reports of Russia’s military personnel movements across the border both to and from Ukraine. It contains heavy weapons as well. And the information is reliable,” the UN representative stated.

    Moreover, the UN report regarding the human rights situation in the Donbas states that about 2 …

  • Ukrainian representative in the UN accused Russia of supporting terrorism

    The Russian Federation has been conducting subversive activities against Ukraine for more than two years, according to the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations (UN), Volodymyr Yelchenko. He said this on Wednesday during a meeting of the UN Security Council.

    “For more than two years, Ukraine has been a victim of aggression by its neighbor, the Russian Federation. Russia has occupied, and  illegally annexed, the Ukrainian territories of Crimea and Sevastopol. It continues …

  • Media: Russia blocked the UN's condemnation of nuclear testing by North Korea

    Reuters reported that Russia has amended the statement of the U.N. Security Council condemning the nuclear tests of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), effectively blocking the adoption of the document. Last week, Pyongyang tested two ballistic missiles, which prompted British Deputy U.N. Ambassador Peter Wilson to say “The Security Council should respond quickly. We don’t understand why Russia has blocked the statement but the other members of the Security Council must accept …

  • UN: 1.5 million Ukrainians are on the brink of starvation

    The conflict that has been ongoing in eastern Ukraine for two years has led to the near-starvation of 1.5 million citizens. This was a major reporting point in the UN’s World Food Program on April 4th. According to its experts, approximately 300 thousand people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

    “Two years of violence, shelling and living in fear have left an indelible mark in the lives of thousands of people in eastern Ukraine. We called on all parties to the conflict to ensure …

  • Poroshenko urges the UN to investigate torture of Ukrainian prisoners in the occupied territories

    Poroshenko and Ban Ki-moon discussed the protection of human rights in the temporarily occupied territories.During a meeting with the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon,in Washington, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, urged to appoint a special UN Envoy to investigate the torture of forcibly detained Ukrainian citizens in Russia and the occupied territories of the Donbas, reports the Press Service of the Ukranian President.The parties paid special attention to the protection of human …

  • Erdoğan urges the UN Security Council to deprive Russia of its permanent member status

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan suggested that Russia be stripped of its permanent UN Security Council member status. In addition, according to the Turkish leader, the institution itself is in dire need of fundamental reform, as reported by ghhauto.ru.

    "This system must be reformed. Just think about it: five permanent and ten non-permanent UN Security Council members. They will perform their duty for another two years. The UN Security Council consists of Russia, Britain, France, the USA, …