Contents tagged with UN

  • Russia introduces draft UN resolution after US decision to withdraw from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    Russia introduced a draft resolution for consideration by the UN General Assembly after Washington’s decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, Deutsche Welle reports.

    "The international community must react to this situation that can lead to apocalyptic consequences,” an unnamed Russian diplomat told the AFP agency. According to him, this draft resolution was already discussed in the UN Commission on disarmament and should help to save the treaty.  

    The source in …

  • Ukraine’s ambassador to UN: Russia’s militarization of Crimea is unprecedented

    The growth of Russia’s military presence in occupied Crimea and its use of the peninsula as base for military operations in Syria and other parts of the region will create far-reaching consequences for Southern Europe, North Africa, and the Near East.

    A statement to this effect was made by Ukraine’s permanent ambassador to the UN Volodymyr Yelchenko at a session on the militarization of annexed Crimea, Ukrinform reports.

    “The occupation and the subsequent militarization of Crimea has far- …

  • Ukrainian politician: it would take at least 10 months to deploy UN Peacekeepers to Donbas

    If the UN General Assembly adopts such a resolution, UN peacekeepers will arrive in the Donbas no earlier than 10 months after the decision is made, said Yevhen Marchuk, Ukraine’s representative to the security subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk, 112 Ukraine reports.

    “Even if at this session a decision was made to send [them], according to my experience, the peacekeepers could de facto arrive in Ukraine after 10 months, perhaps a bit later,” Marchuk observed.

    According to him, …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko confident UN will recognize Russia as ‘occupier state’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed his full confidence that the UN General Assembly would adopt a resolution on the Crimea in which Russia would be recognized as an “occupying state.”

    “The UN resolution on the Crimea will be adopted for sure. In this document, Russia will be called a state that occupies Ukrainian territory,” said the President at the international economic forum “Innovations. Investments. Kharkiv Initiatives!”

    Poroshenko also said that some countries assured him …

  • Media: Ukrainian President Poroshenko stumbles into Lavrov’s meeting room at UN

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accidentally entered the Russian delegation’s negotiation room at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, RBC reports.

    The Ukrainian President stumbled into the room while Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was in it.

    “Poroshenko spent 15 seconds in the room, after which he left it and went into the meeting hall,” the report states.

    According to RBC, one Russian journalist managed to ask the Ukrainian president about the proposal to …

  • Crimean Deputy Minister of Education denied entry to Switzerland

    The press service of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Russia reported that the so-called Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Youth of annexed Crimea, Aider Abliatypov was unable to obtain a visa to Switzerland.

    He had planned to participate in the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, where he would talk about “the real picture of what is happening on the peninsula.” However, the authorities decided not to give him the visa.

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia …

  • President of Belarus Lukashenko ordered to strengthen security on the border with Ukraine

    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has ordered to reinforce the security of the border with Ukraine.

    "We have decided to strengthen security on the border with Ukraine. We see how many troubles it causes for Belarus, including smuggling of arms. We must close the border, not for decent people, but for criminals, for those who carry weapons "- he said at the meeting with the State Secretary of the Security Council and the chairman of the State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus. …

  • UN: Battle of Idlib could become worst humanitarian catastrophe of 21st century

    The United Nations has warned that a full-scale war in the province of Idlib in north-western Syria could turn into the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the 21st century, because many thousands of the three million inhabitants of this region could be killed.

    According to the UN, many civilians were already killed in the air and ground strikes by the Syrian army and its Russian allies last week, and more than 30,000 people were forced to abandon their homes.

    Nearly half of Idlib’s three …

  • UN calls for increase in humanitarian aid for Donbas residents

    The United Nations called for measures to protect Ukrainians suffering from active hostilities in the Donbas, as mentioned in the statement on the 10th commemoration of World Humanitarian Day on the website of the United Nations Office in Ukraine.

    United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine Osnat Lubrani made a public plea for “increased support by the international community to scale up much-needed humanitarian assistance to respond to the large-scale humanitarian needs …

  • Ukrainian President calls for closing the border with Russia

    The Kremlin must agree to deploy a UN peacekeeping mission to the separatist-held areas of Donetsk and the Luhansk region including the Ukraine-Russia border, stated Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko after talks with the head of the European Council Donald Tusk and the chairman of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.

    “I believe, that the only way to change the situation, is to seal the uncontrolled areas of the Ukrainian- Russian border with the aggressor state and ensure the …