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UN Security Council calls for global ceasefire during COVID-19 pandemic

The UN Security Council has approved a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in all armed conflicts (including in Donbas) and for humanitarian and medical assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, spokesperson for the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN Oleg Nikolenko has said. “One hundred days after the UN Secretary-General’s call for a global ceasefire during the COVID-19 pandemic,

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UN Secretary-General’s report on Crimea reveals new violations of Russia

UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who published a report on human rights violations in the temporarily occupied Crimea in pursuance of the General Assembly resolution, has clearly documented Russia’s new violations of international humanitarian law. “The report of the UN Secretary-General clearly defines the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as the territories of Ukraine which are temporarily

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A Russian diplomat spread a fake about the war in Donbass

Authors:MediaSapiensAnother manipulation was brought to the attention of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Alexander Alimov, Russia’s deputy permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, wrote on Twitter that children had died during the war in Donbas. He added to the post a photo of a girl who, according to him, “died from the shelling of the Ukrainian army.” A spokesman

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Trump says terminating U.S. relationship with World Health Organization over virus – media

The U.S. will be redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he is terminating the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus, saying the WHO had essentially become a puppet organization of China. Appearing in the White House Rose Garden, Trump

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Russia says sanction lift condition for ceasefire – spokesperson for Ukraine’s mission to UN

According to Nikolenko, even if sanctions are theoretically lifted, Russia will not adhere to a ceasefire. Spokesperson for the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN Oleg Nikolenko has said Russia announced at a meeting of the UN Security Council on the protection of civilians in armed conflict that there would be no global ceasefire if sanctions remain in place.

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Britain, U.S. Denounce Russia’s Role in Libya Conflict

Ambassadors from the three countries clashed during a United Nations video conference. Britain and the United States on Tuesday urged Russia to stop sending mercenaries to the conflict in Libya, after a recent UN report confirmed the presence of Russian and Syrian fighters in the country.  Russia dismissed the demands at a Security Council video conference, however, denying again that

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Ukraine informs UN about violation of Minsk agreements by Russia

The Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN has announced a violation of the Minsk agreements by Russia’s illegal armed formations in Donbas and called for a global ceasefire. This is stated in a statement on the Mission’s Facebook page. “15 ceasefire violations in Donbas on 10 May alone, leading to the injury of 4 Ukrainian soldiers. Weapons banned under

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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

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UN promotes ban on trading wild animals to prevent epidemics in future

Buying and selling wild animals in market could become a threat for human lives and the lives of animals that are facing possible danger of extinction Selling wild animals must be banned in order to prevent new epidemics in the future. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, the Secretary of UN Convention for Biological Diversity. Interfax-Ukraine news agency quoted her as saying. “We

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UN concerned with increase in civilian casualties in Donbas

Matilda Bogner, Head of UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, states that she is concerned with the increase in civilian casualties in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. “I am extremely concerned with the increase in civilian casualties in the conflict zone, especially those caused by the shelling and fire from small arms and light weapons. In March of

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UN Refrains From Directly Blaming Russia for Syria Hospital Attacks

A UN board of inquiry investigating attacks on civilian establishments in Syria, including hospitals, has refrained from directly holding Russia responsible, according to a summary of its report published Monday. The coordinates of the sites had been communicated to the belligerents by the United Nations to protect them from air strikes. Without mentioning Russia, the investigation concluded that in four

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12 civilians died from mines explosion in Donbas since beginning of 2020, – OSCE

20:30, 4 April 2020 Since 2017, the SMM has recorded about 300 civilian casualties Since the beginning of 2020, 12 deaths have been recorded in Donbas as a result of the mines explosion. This was announced by the head of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Yashar Halit Cevik. According to Cevik, in 2019 mines and other explosive ordnance led to 48

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UN General Assembly Resolution Calls for ‘Cooperation’ on Virus

The UN General Assembly on Thursday approved a resolution calling for “international cooperation” and “multilateralism” in the fight against COVID-19, in the first response by the international body since the outbreak began. The resolution, approved by consensus, also stresses “the need for full respect for human rights” and that “there is no place for any form of discrimination, racism and

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Ukraine blocks Russian draft resolution of UN General Assembly on combating Covid-19

08:50, 3 April 2020 If the Assembly passed it, Russia could have disposed of international sanctions; however, the document will not be passed, – Ukraine’s Foreign Minister. Ukraine penalized Russia-initiated draft law of UN General Assembly on fighting coronavirus. If the Assembly passed it, Russia could have disposed of international sanctions. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba posted this on Facebook. “Only Ukraine was

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U.S. accuses Russia of disrupting Minsk agreements

Russia refuses to fulfill its obligations under the Minsk agreements and continues to support bloodshed in Donbas, Acting Deputy Permanent Representative of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations Cherith Norman Chalet has said. She said this at a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on Tuesday, February 18, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “Unfortunately, Russia has

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Russia says it missed U.N. deadline to repatriate North Korean workers

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday it had missed a United Nations deadline to repatriate North Korean workers due to what it called objective difficulties, but said it was scrupulously complying with U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang. A 2017 U.N. Security Council resolution demanded that all countries send home all North Korean workers by Dec. 22 last year to stop

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General Assembly of UN Adopts Resolution on Human Rights Situation in Crimea

The vote is a win for Ukraine in its fight to return the illegally annex peninsula The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution on December 18, 2019 seeking the protection of human rights in occupied Crimea. 65 representatives voted in favor, with 23 against and 75 abstentions. The document enters force after voting. The draft of the

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UN General Assembly to consider draft resolution on human rights in occupied Crimea

The document condemns mass detentions of human rights activists, urges the Russian government of Crimea to stop poitical persecutions and condemns the practice of forced military draft to Russia’s Armed Forces The UN General Assembly will consider a draft resolution on protection of human rights in the occupied Crimea. The bill was pre-approved on November 14.  This is mentioned in

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UN General Assembly adopts resolution on problem of militarization of Crimea

The UN General Assembly has adopted the resolution “Problem of the militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, as well as parts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov” which contains a provision about the nuclear facilities and material seized by Russia in the occupied territory. Sixty-three countries voted in favour of

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UN chief blasts governments as COP25 gets underway

‘If we don’t urgently change our way of life, we jeopardize life itself,’ Guterres says. By Kalina Oroschakoff MADRID — U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday blasted the world’s big emitters for failing to cut greenhouse gases. “All the main emitters must do more,” he said at the formal opening of the COP25 climate summit. That includes boosting climate commitments under

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UN Committee approved resolution on protection of human rights in Crimea. Main provisions

Today, November 15, the Third Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations, approved the resolution “On the protection of human rights in Crimea under the conditions of Russian occupation.” The Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN reported on results of the vote. 67 members of the committee supported the resolution, 23 were against, including representatives of Russia

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