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British Empire Turns UN Security Council Meeting into Anti-Russian Circus

July 18, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—The British presidency of the UN Security Council this month aimed to make a spectacle of a meeting convened yesterday on the situation in Ukraine, by inviting the representatives of eight NATO members, who are not members of the Council, to present statements against Russia. This, said Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative Dmitry Polyanskiy, violated the rules and traditions of the UNSC, threatened to drag out the meeting—it last 2 hours and 43 minutes—“demonstrates a lack of integrity of the presidency and represents an attempt to exert pressure on UNSC members. There is and can be no plausible explanation why a Security Council meeting needs to turn into a get-together of NATO states.”

Rosemary DiCarlo, the Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, delivered a briefing that sounded as if it had been written in by NATO headquarters in Brussels, or by the U.S. State Department. “The Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine is a blatant violation of the Charter of the United Nations, she stressed,” reported the UN news summary. “The Organization remains fully committed to Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.”

The NATO representatives, with the exception of Hungary, all condemned Russia and held Moscow solely responsible for its “war of aggression” in Ukraine and all of the crimes that allegedly flow from that. None of them endorsed peace on any terms other than those of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s “peace formula.” Hungary, on the other hand, said it favors peace as soon as possible, even if that does not fall “totally in line with mainstream positions,” said Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto. “It is often heard that conditions are not favorable to launch negotiations to find a diplomatic solution; however, such conditions are getting worse every day.” He stressed that the longer the war takes, the more death and devastation will occur “in our neighborhood,” expressing his wish that the international community would bring more peace than weapons to that neighborhood, reported the UN.

Others endorsing peace on a more equitable basis than Zelenskyy’s formula, included Ghana, China, Mozambique, Brazil and Gabon. “Rational voices supporting the resumption of talks have become stronger and stronger. Developing countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America have all put forward peace proposals—though different in context, they all reflect a strong desire to resolve the crisis through political means,” said Chinese Ambassador Geng Shuang. “The Ukrainian crisis proves that the pursuit of absolute security, inciting bloc confrontation and expanding military alliance is an outdated way of thinking and can only bring turmoil to Europe and the whole world.”

In his statement to the UNSC, Polyanskiy made a number of points that were, not surprisingly, completely ignored by the NATO war party. He told the Council that Ukraine has been turned into a private military company “hired by Washington, London and Brussels.” He pointed to indications of U.S. and British involvement in July 17 attack on the Kerch Strait Bridge connecting Crimea to Russia’s mainland. “I haven’t heard any of the Western sponsors of the Kiev regime condemn this act of terrorism. We have yet to figure out to what extent Western intelligence agencies, particularly British ones, were involved in preparing and carrying out the terrorist attack. Too many things point to that,” he said.

“The West is prepared to commit any crime to retain its hegemony in global affairs. In order to, as [EU foreign policy chief Josep] Borrell put it, assure by all means the preservation of ‘the garden,’ so that the others may continue to live in ‘the jungle,’ ” Polyanskiy pointed out. “And there are no principles that you are not willing to transgress to ensure that.”

“I say this to ensure that you harbor no illusions about the fact that your countries, or to be more precise, your governments, bear even greater responsibility for what is happening in Ukraine than the Zelenskyy regime does,” the diplomat said, “No matter how hard you may try to pose as the [noble] protectors of poor, unfortunate Ukraine, your actions give you away.”

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