A resolution entitled, Principles of the Charter of the United Nations Underlying a Comprehensive, Just and Lasting Peace in Ukraine, was adopted by a vote during the resumed 11th emergency special session of the UN General Assembly on February 23.
The Western authors of yet another anti-Russia initiative hypocritically hid behind their commitment to the UN Charter in trying to condemn the measures adopted by Russia to resolve the situation as part of the special military operation. The proposed document contained none of the basic approaches to achieving a stable peace like dialogue, a call for the absence of any pre-conditions in talks or the unacceptability of supplying arms to a conflict zone. The corresponding unifying amendments proposed by our Belarusian friends were blocked by the Western countries.
Thus, the essence of the initiative is to continue the groundless criticism of Russia unleashed in the West and to support a criminal nationalist regime in Kiev, which the collective West intentionally prepared for war against our country over the past several years. During the promotion of this effort, the United States and their satellites used their favourite methods of influence on any dissenting country, including blackmail and the threat of sanctions.
A question arises at the sight of this “agitation”: why does the West only remember the UN Charter when they want to arrange broad support from the international community in favour of Kiev? Indeed, in the past few years, at the UN platform, we have only seen Washington repeat its theses of the supremacy of a “rules based world order,” rather than the Charter of the UN, a world organisation. The answer is clear – Washington tried to ensure a record-breaking number of votes in support of Ukraine, and in the wake of the concealment of many violations of international humanitarian law by the authorities in Kiev, including the right to self-determination and earlier, the Minsk agreements.
This tactic failed. This advisory resolution did not enjoy greater support than the previous documents at the 11th emergency special session of the UN General Assembly. Many countries were against the proposed resolution. Dozens of countries abstained including China, India and South Africa. We are grateful to our partners for this support.
The Russian side will continue its effort to promote the development of a just evaluation of the situation in Ukraine and around it while defending the national security and identity of our country, and the necessity of complying with the principles of the UN Charter including the sovereign equality of states.