Washington and Moscow Trade War Crimes Charges in UN Security Council
June 3, 2022 (EIRNS)—The Biden Administration, which considers itself the ruler of the world, is vowing to pursue “justice” for Russia’s alleged war crimes in Ukraine. U.S. Undersecretary of State Uzra Zeya told a June 2 UN Security Council meeting on strengthening accountability and justice for serious violations of international law that in nearly 100 days the world has (allegedly) seen Russian forces bomb maternity hospitals, train stations, apartment buildings and homes and even kill civilians cycling down the street, reported the Associated Press. Zeya said the United States is working with its allies to support a broad range of international investigations into atrocities in Ukraine.
Russia’s UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia, in response, charged that Western nations commit war crimes by supplying Ukraine with weapons that it uses to shell residential districts in Donetsk, which, he noted, the Kyiv regime has been doing indiscriminately for eight years. “For example, the United States delivered long-range M777 howitzers to Ukraine,” he said.
“On the eve of the International Day for Protection of Children, projectiles launched from one of these machines killed five people in Makeevka near Donetsk, among them was a five-year-old girl called Mira. The U.S. also announced plans to deliver multiple rocket launchers to Ukraine. This can only lead to further escalation of the conflict—the very conflict Washington hypocritically claims it is so eager to put an end to.”
As for who is guilty of war crimes, Nebenzia charged that the same West that wants to hold Russia accountable for its alleged crimes, ignores those committed by the Kyiv regime. “Neither the ICC nor the West are bothered about numerous crimes of the Kyiv regime that rose to power after a deadly coup d’état of 2014. The case of ‘unidentified snipers,’ who cold-bloodedly shot at both protestors and law enforcers at the Maidan square, was completely forgotten. We have seen similar scenarios unfold in many other color revolutions,” he said. “Our colleagues will hardly mention the civilians of Donbass today, whom the Ukrainian military have killed over the eight years of shelling and bombardments that continue as we speak. No one will ask to hold Kyiv accountable for the acts of nationalists who burnt people alive in the Odessa Trade Union House.”