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…

Alejandro Kirk: Kiev ‘Tries to Kill as Many People as Possible’

Kirill Kurevlev © Photo : Alejandro Kirk Kiev troops subjected the Donbass republics to almost daily shelling long before the start of the Russian special military operation at the end of February of this year. Civilians are frequently the victims of attacks carried out by Kiev’s military and its national battalions, as the shelling often…

UN: Cuba Reaffirms its Position in Favor of Multilateralism and Peace

Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, at the General Debate of the High-Level Segment of the United Nations General Assembly. New York, September 21, 2022 Mr. Chairman: Distinguished delegates: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed, as never before, the true essence…

From ‘Special Military Operation’ to Open War

Gilbert Doctorow Significance of the referendums in Donbas, Kherson and Zaporozhie The televised speech yesterday morning by Vladimir Putin and the follow-up remarks by his Minister of Defense Shoigu announcing the partial mobilization of Russia’s army reserves to add a total of 300,000 men to the military campaign in Ukraine have been widely reported in…

The Alignments of Latin America Reflected Through its Leaders in the UN

Gustavo A Maranges Colombian President Gustavo Petro The 77th high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) began on September 13 and so far 16 Latin America countries have spoken, and the differences in the tone and topics of the speeches reflects the complex political situation in the region. The ultra-right-wing Brazilian President Jair…

Western Threats to the Peoples of Abya Yala in Times of Multipolarity

Jorge Capelán We are living in truly historic times in the world: the times of the collapse of the greatest empire humanity has ever known. The West (the United States, Europe and a few other allies) still possesses considerable power, but in practice the world in many respects is now multipolar. What challenges does this…

Guatemala: Rallying for Plurinationality

Ollantay Itzamná Communities and peoples on the move in Guatemala City. In recent years, this category has begun to be reflected upon as a response to the civilizing project of modernity that, through nation states, has continued to colonize and dispossess the territories of the original peoples. Therefore, the idea of plurinationality is necessarily linked…

Rafael Correa: ‘They Have Already Destroyed Assange’

Matt Kennard Former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa. (Photo: Phil Miller / Declassified UK) Declassified sits down with the former president of Ecuador who granted Julian Assange asylum in London. He talks about dealing with the British, how the US seeks to control his country and the lawfare campaign against him. “The British are used…

AFROCOM Chair: “Door to Africa is Open, Russia Should Build on This Momentum”

Ekaterina Blinova On September 22, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry and AFROCOM held a conference titled “Prospects of Russian-African Cooperation” aimed at strengthening Russo-African ties. Chairman of AFROCOM Igor Morozov has discussed Russia’s opportunities on the continent in an exclusive interview with Sputnik. “The door to Africa is open for Russian business,”…

The US Response to the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis: Seize and Privatize

Andrés Arauz On August 10, more than 70 economists, including Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, former economy minister for Argentina Martín Guzmán, and myself, sent a letter to President Biden with a simple ask: return Afghanistan’s central bank assets, deposited at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, to Afghanistan’s central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB). In the…