Ukraine has blocked Russia’s resolution at the UN
The document contained Moscow’s cynical allegations of “good neighborliness”, blurred theses on weakening sanctions and did not support the Organization’s secretary general’s peaceful initiatives.
Ukraine has interrupted the so-called “default procedure” and blocked a new Russian resolution at the UN. This was reported on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Facebook page on Wednesday, April 22.
“We will continue to block Russia’s attempts to overthrow the sanction regime. Effective management of the pandemic world requires real solutions that will be of practical use. And there is no need for politicized resolutions that pursue the goal of relaxing sanctions, ”said Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba.
As told to ” Ukrinform ” Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Sergei Kyslytsia voting in the UN General Assembly the revised draft resolution, Russia’s “solidarity” in fighting COVID-19 had failed because the document contained a cynical statement in Moscow on “Neighborhood” vague thesis of easing sanctions and did not support the peace initiatives of the Secretary-General of the Organization. In particular, the Russian project lacks support for global ceasefire and humanitarian access provisions.
The Russian project was also opposed by Ukraine’s partners, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the EU, Georgia, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
Kislitsa noted that the Russian Federation has stated that the positions of some countries are not interested in her.
As noted, earlier this month the Ukrainian delegation together with partners blocked the previous draft resolution of the Russian Federation at the UN. The document was issued in the guise of a “declaration of solidarity” in opposition to COVID-19, but at the same time contained a clear demand for the lifting of international sanctions. In the updated document, “the Russian Federation removed the direct mention of sanctions, but left blurred wording on mitigation of sanction pressure.”
At the same time, the diplomat added that Russia could still make its own contribution to the fight against COVID-19 by fulfilling its international legal obligations in the Ukrainian occupied territories, namely, to provide the population with adequate medical protection and open access to international missions.
Earlier, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Joseph Borrell assured that the EU’s sanctions policy towards Russia remains unchanged.