Tag: UN Security Council

Ukraine Live Day 605: Ukraine Expected To Win Seat At UN Security Council Today

October 15, 2015

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World’s Response to Putin: More than 100 Countries Now Seek Limits on Veto Power in UN Security Council

October 1, 2015

Staunton, September 30 Two weeks ago, 67 countries said they favored limiting the veto powers of permanent members of the UN Security Council; now, more than 100 do, perhaps the best indication of growing anger in the international community about how Vladimir Putin is using this power to block investigations into his aggression and crimes. […]

No ‘Frozen Conflicts Will Be Resolved While Russia Has Veto In UN Security Council

May 23, 2015

Staunton, May 21 — Vaira Vike-Freiberga, the former president of Latvia, points to an inconvenient truth that few want to recognize: no frozen conflicts in the former Soviet space will be resolved as long as Russia retains its veto in the UN Security Council and thus is in a position to block moves toward a […]

Russian Occupation Of Crimea ‘Worse Than Soviet’ One

March 24, 2015

Staunton, March 23 — “The Russian occupation regime” in Crimea is “worse than the Soviet one,” according to Mustafa Cemilev, the leader of the Crimean Tatars, in large part because Vladimir Putin couldn’t find a Ramzan Kadyrov-type leader among them and thus has chosen the path of direct rather than indirect repression instead. Speaking before […]

Kharkiv Terrorist Act Opens New And Horrific Stage In War In Ukraine

February 23, 2015

Staunton, February 23 — A “new stage” has begun in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, one that involves terrorist actions like those in the Chechen wars but “with this important modification: in this case, a nuclear power is suspected of terrorism” or possibly its “incompletely controlled militants,” according to Ilya Milshteyn. “This in general […]

Three Laws of Soviet Reality Again Operational Under Putin, Magarshak Says

June 30, 2014

Staunton, June 30 – Three unwritten laws which governed the lives of Soviet people have resumed operation in Vladimir Putin’s Russia and increasingly set the terms for the interaction between his country’s population and the state, and they are “just as universal and all-embracing,” a Russian blogger suggests,” as the laws of Newton. These three […]

Syria – Another Brick in the Wall of Russia’s Isolation

August 27, 2013

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is often put into the position of defending the Assad regime against UN Security Council actions, and the accusations of the international community. Russia has attempted to place itself between the wrath of the United States and its key allies and the Assad regime by claiming that it is only working […]