Contents tagged with UN

  • Russia withdraws from UN deconfliction mechanism in Syria

    Russia has notified the UN that it is stopping cooperation through the deconfliction system in Syria, reports TASS with reference to the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock.

    During the meeting of the UN Security Council on Syria, Lowcock said that on June 23, Russia notified the UN that it is stopping participation in the humanitarian deconfliction mechanism.

    Lowcock promised to discuss the issue with representatives of Russia and …

  • Ukraine blocks Russian UN Resolution attempting to lift sanctions

    Ukraine has blocked the UN declaration attempting to lift sanctions which was initiated by the Russian Federation, reported the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

    "Russia does not give up trying to adopt manipulative resolutions in the UN General Assembly. Under the guise of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, they aim to obscure the sanctions regime. On April 22, the Russian Federation submitted a new document for approval. The text has been revised, but its manipulative …

  • Russia wants to complain to UN about Elon Musk’s satellites

    The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) is very unhappy about the activities of American businessman Elon Musk and, in particular, about launches of SpaceX Starlink satellites to provide the global Internet, reported the Russian news agency RIA Novosti with reference to the researcher of the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nikolai Samusya.

    The Academy even prepares a complaint to the UN, as, according to Russian scientists, the system will interfere with the work of …

  • Putin introduces bill to rescind recognition of UN War Crimes Commission

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has introduced a bill in the State Duma which would have Russia withdraw from the international agreements to establish and recognize the credentials of the UN War Crimes Commission.

    According to the document, which was published in the database of the lower chamber of parliament, Russia intends to rescind its recognition of one of the additional protocols of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, which regulates the protection of civilians during wartime. …

  • Poland donates more than $1 million to UN to help residents of Donbas

    Poland transferred funds to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to help those in need who reside in the territories of the Donbas  which are controlled by pro-Russian militants, reports Polish Mission to the UN on its Twitter.

    According to the report, more than $1 million was transferred for humanitarian aid to the residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

    The necessary assistance will be provided to the most vulnerable, including the elderly and …

  • Russia closes off more than a quarter of Black Sea for a month

    Between 24 July and 19 August, purportedly for training purposes, Russia has closed off five regions of the Black Sea with a total area of 118,570 square kilometers, more than a quarter of the sea’s total area, the Ukrainian Military Portal reports.

    “The mentioned regions effectively close off the customary and advisable international shipping routes to Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania and Ukraine, virtually blocking maritime traffic with these countries,” the news outlet writes.

    Russia’s …

  • Ukraine sends peacekeepers to Mali

    On June 23, The deputy head of the Central Directorate of Military Cooperation and Peacekeeping Operations of the General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine Valentin Levchik said that five peacekeepers from Ukraine joined the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali for the first time, reads the message of Ukrainian Ground Forces on Facebook page.

    At the moment, 61 representatives of Ukrainian national personnel perform tasks in UN, NATO and joint peacekeeping …

  • Russia does not allow UN Monitoring Mission to enter Crimea

    The Russian Federation denied UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine access to the annexed Crimea, reports the mission on its Facebook page.

    The UN mission visited the Kalanchak and Chongar checkpoints at the administrative border with Crimea. It is noted that such visits and communication with people who cross the border is one of the methods of remote monitoring of the human rights situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.

    "The Russian Federation still denies …

  • Russia to reconvene UN Security Council regarding Ukraine’s language law

    The Russian delegation has once again called for discussion of Ukraine’s language law in the UN Security Council. Another session on the matter has provisionally been scheduled for 16 July, reports Oleh Nikolenko, a spokesperson for Ukraine’s Permanent Mission to UN.

    “As we recall, on 20 May, the Russians tried to convene a far-fetched session on the day of the Ukrainian president’s inauguration. This time the formal reason was the law coming into force. Although everyone understands that …

  • UN accuses Russia of raids on Syrian hospitals

    The UN has asked Russia for detailed information on how it has been using the location coordinates of hospitals in Syria. The demand was prompted by a series of airstrikes by the Russian-Syrian coalition in the Syrian provinces of Idlib and Hama in which several schools and more than two dozen medical institutions were hit.

    The hospital coordinates are given by the UN to the conflicting parties as part of a humanitarian resolution system in order to protect them from attacks, Radio Liberty …