Russia Seeks UN Security Council Meeting on Bucha, Ukraine

4 April 2022 – By AFP – Moscow Times

.AP Photo/Seth Wenig/TASS

Moscow has called for a special UN Security Council meeting Monday to address claims that Russian forces committed atrocities against Ukrainian civilians in Bucha, a town outside Kyiv.

“In the light of heinous provocation of Ukrainian radicals in #Bucha Russia requested a meeting of UN #SecurityCouncil on Monday April 4,” Dmitry Polyanskiy, Russia’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday on Twitter.

Ukraine and Western leaders have erupted in outrage over the discovery of mass graves and hundreds of dead people in Bucha, a small town northwest of Kyiv. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky directly blamed Moscow for the “killings” of civilians.

Russia denied the accusations and said Kyiv staged footage of the corpses.

A senior Washington official swiftly slammed Moscow’s UN move and said it was designed to “feign outrage.”

“Russia is drawing from the playbook it used for Crimea & Aleppo: forced to defend the indefensible (here, the Bucha atrocities), Russia is calling a @UN Security Council meeting so it can feign outrage & call for accountability,” tweeted Samantha Power, a former U.S. ambassador to the UN.

“Nobody is buying it,” added Power, who is the current administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

UN authorities have yet to publicly state whether a Security Council emergency meeting will take place Monday.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/04/04/russia-seeks-un-security-council-meeting-on-bucha-ukraine-a77194

11 comments

  1. Looks like the Moscow monkeys have to run out in front of the cameras, flap their wings and try to set the narrative before any evidence is produced. I hope all these Russian liars go down with Putin.

    • When this evidence is produced at the UNSC and the civilized world condemn Russia, any resolutions will be vetoed by the scum and their Chinese masters.

  2. This is from another article on RFERL. This filthy whore needs to hang alongside Putler when all this is over.

    “Speaking on state television late on April 3, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova rejected the allegations as a “provocation.” She said, without evidence, that the United States and NATO had “ordered” the images to discredit Russia.”

  3. I never thought one can vote Russia off the security council. Don’t understand why this isn’t done immediately. Even if their membership is simply suspended until this shut stops.

    • To suspend a country from the UNSC needs approval from the UNSC. Russia are not going to vote themselves off the UNSC. What is needed is complete revamp of the UN, with no countries allowed to veto anything. All resolutions must have a majority vote. It’s not rocket science, but would the current members with vetoes allow this?

      • From FB: (translation)
        “We have cleared the calculations. I think it won’t last long – impurity
        Lieutenant Colonel Omurbekov Azatbek Asanbekovich is responsible for the massacre in Bucha, v/ch 51460, combrigue of the 64th separate firearms brigade (Khabarovsky region).”
        “Є все на нього, і місце проживання і номер телефону”
        “There’s everything on him; residence and phone number.”

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