Russia Convenes UN Security Council To Discuss Ukraine’s Nazi Problem
May 6, 2021 (EIRNS)—In New York yesterday, the Russian Federation Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia chaired a meeting of the UN Security Council convened under the “Arria Formula”—an informal meeting which must be convened by a member of the UNSC—to discuss Ukraine’s neo-Nazi problem. On this occasion, Nebenzia said the 2014
“Maidan coup triumphed after a very questionable bloodbath bringing to power a lot of extremists, criminals and revisionists, who from the very outset formulated their political agenda in a way that immediately put Russian-speakers to the fringes of the society demanding from them to renounce their identity and historical mindset or to face prosecution, violence or even death.”
Nebenzia called particular attention to the May 2, 2014 incident in which neo-Nazi gangs set fire to the Trade Union Building in Odessa, killing at least 48 of the people trapped inside. He described that
“For the residents of Odessa it was never a secret that the attackers were armed members and supporters of the ... ‘Maidan Self-Defense’ and ‘Pravyi Sektor’ [Right Sector] extremist groups. Nevertheless, for seven years the call of the UN Secretary-General for conclusive investigation remains unheard by Kiev and the perpetrators are yet to be brought to justice.”
Nebenzia brought a number of witnesses to testify to the horrors of life under neo-Nazi dominance in Ukraine, among them a former police official from Odessa, two witnesses to that and other brutalities by neo-Nazis in Ukraine, a victim of the near daily shelling of residential areas on the Donbas, and a political activist forced to leave Ukraine by death threats to himself and his family. Nebenzia said it was necessary to bring forward this testimony,
“because without knowledge of what this country is living through after the Maidan coup you will never be able to understand what really happened and why this crisis in Ukraine is far from over unless the West adopts a different approach towards Ukrainian nationalists and far right, the same approach, by the way, that it displays towards radicals and extremists in Europe and the U.S.”
The eyewitness testimony, unfortunately, had little effect on the British Empire’s geopolitical intentions. Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, and Norway joined Britain and the United States in a joint statement: “We regret this deliberate attempt to divert the attention of the international community from Russia’s ongoing destabilizing activities against Ukraine over the last seven years. We remain saddened by the tragic loss of lives in Odessa on the 2nd of May 2014. We urge Russia to stop politicizing human tragedies.” But the statement did not demand that Kiev launch an investigation into that “tragic loss of life” in Odessa, or even mention the actions of neo-Nazi, treating the “human tragedy” of Odessa as if it were an accident by someone smoking in bed. Everything is either Russian propaganda or Russia’s fault, as Nebenzia predicted at the outset would be the case.
“We urge Russia to immediately cease all of its aggressive and destabilizing activities and to de-escalate by fully reversing its troop buildup in temporarily occupied Crimea and along Ukraine’s borders without delay and to end its temporary occupation of the territory of Ukraine without delay,” the Anglo-American statement went on.