Statement by Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, at the UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

Madam President, Excellencies, Colleagues, As I understand, today’s meeting was motivated by the desire of some delegations to discuss the topic of “impunity” in Ukraine. I think this is very timely. It is a term that fully reflects what has been happening in this country since 2014. National-radical forces, outright Russophobes and neo-Nazis then came…

UNSC: Russia Comments on IAEA Nuclear Plant Report

Statement by Permanent Representative V.A. Nebenzi at the UN Security Council meeting on the attacks by the Ukrainian armed forces on the Zaporizhzhia NPP Mr. Chairman, We thank UN Secretary-General A. Guterres and IAEA Director General R. Grossi for their briefings. We commend Mr. R. Grossi for his decision to carry out the Agency’s mission…

Evidence of Ukrainian Shelling of Zaporozhye Provided to UN

Statement by Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia at UNSC briefing regarding the attacks of Ukrainian armed forces on the Zaporozhye NPP Mr. President, I thank Under-Secretary-General R.DiCarlo for her briefing. In the context of the briefing I would like to point out that we’ve heard her words that the electricity of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant…

Russia Calls for Reform of UN Security Council

According to Alexey Drobinin, the time has come to ponder whether the UN agenda “is in sync with the interests of the majority of the global community”. The United Nations is in dire need of reform and the Security council must be “democratized” by expanding its representation, Russian foreign ministry official Alexey Drobinin has written in a…

The UN is No Longer Fit for its Purpose. Should it Be Abolished or Reformed?

Timofei Bordachev The global body was created by the winners of humanity’s most destructive war, but that was 80 years ago. The United Nations is a product of Western intellectual common sense, which after the Second World War created relatively fair conditions in order to maintain its centrality in international politics. The fact that Western…

Dmitry Polyanskiy at UNSC Briefing on Maintenance of Peace and Security in Ukraine

Statement by First Deputy Permanent Representative Dmitry Polyanskiy at UNSC Briefing on Maintenance of Peace and Security in Ukraine Mr.President, Before I start, let me make the following remark. We are seriously concerned over the stance of the Albanian Presidency with regard to participation of President Zelensky of Ukraine in this meeting. There have been…

Russia on Ukraine – Security Council Media Stakeout (15 June 2022)

Remarks to the Press by Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia regarding bombardments of Donetsk by Ukrainian military Vassily Nebenzia: The Ukrainian military continue to shell civilians. Recently their assaults have intensified. In fact, those assaults never stopped. And on June 13 the Kiev regime launched a large-scale shelling of the city of Donetsk and adjacent areas in…