Kiev’s Assassination Policy Brought to UN Security Council
May 18, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—The issue of a government official publicly threatening to assassinate civilians and public officials was put before the UN Security Council (UNSC) on May 15. The rotating president of the UNSC, Switzerland’s Permanent Representative Pascale Baeriswyl, was presented with a letter from Moscow’s Permanent Representative at the UN Vassily Nebenzia on the recent “Russophobic” remarks by top Ukrainian officials—in particular, those of Ukrainian military intelligence (GUR) chief Gen. Kyrylo Budanov.
RT, which saw the letter, cited Budanov’s response in an April 21 interview with Yahoo, when asked about Kiev’s involvement in the assassination of Russian journalist Darya Dugina in Moscow: “We’ve been killing Russians and we will keep killing Russians anywhere on the face of this world until the complete victory of Ukraine.” Nebenzia’s letter also cited Kiev’s news outlet UNIAN for its poll on its official Telegram channel “with the main question about who should be the next after Daria Dugina, Vladlen Tatarsky (both killed in terrorist attacks) and Zakhar Prilepin (injured in terrorist attacks).”
Nebenzia asserted: “These manifestations of hate speech, Russophobia, incitement to violence on the basis of nationality are, at a minimum, a flagrant violation of the rules of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination.”
Nebenzia made a similar public statement to the UN Security Council, which is posted on the Russian Mission’s website.
Today, it was Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of Ukraine’s Office of the President and who advises President Zelenskyy directly, who tweeted its terrorist response to Nebenzia: “So? Yes, Ukraine hates you. Yes, we will persecute you. Always and everywhere.... Yes, Ukraine will get each and every one of you, whether legally or physically. And stop exploiting the UN—undeniable war criminals have no international law.”
Obviously, those accused of being war criminals have a trial; however, Kiev has invented the new category, “undeniable war criminals.” Translation: We don’t need no stinkin’ tr