Churkin: Russia is demanding to put an end to the arbitrariness of the US in the UN


UN, 20 October. /Corr. Oleg Zelenin/. Russia is demanding to put an end to the arrogance of the USA to the UN, abusing the situation of the country hosting the world organization. This was stated by the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vitaly Churkin, speaking in the Security Council.

As an example of inappropriate conduct Washington diplomat cited the situation with representatives of the self-proclaimed Kosovo is not a member of the UN, the US organized the event on countering extremism on 29 September, “despite the protests of the management of the Secretariat and some delegations.” The United States, said Churkin, repairing the “visa barriers” arrival in new York of representatives of other “new independent States”, including Abkhazia and South Ossetia, without which it is impossible to consider a General Assembly resolution on refugees, annually made by Georgia.

“Such actions of the United States constituted a violation of their country hosting the world organization, and the blatant disregard of the guidance of the Secretariat. Demand an end to such arbitrariness,” he said.

According to him, the same applies to the participation of non-governmental organizations in the work of the UN. “There is a situation when the country, agitating for civil society participation, in fact, hinder the performances of NGOs promoting independent views,” said Churkin. In this regard, he made reference to the crisis over Ukraine and Crimea becoming part of Russia, noting that “an objective picture” of the situation “could give a speech in the United Nations, for example, non-governmental organizations representing the overwhelming majority of the population” of the Peninsula.

The UN security Council held an annual debate during which discusses his working methods. Russia’s permanent representative warned that “the only purpose of the” if converted, should be to enhance the Council’s effectiveness and efficiency in addressing the objectives of maintaining international peace and security.