WATCH: UN Security Council Session on Ukraine

The U.N. Security Council met in emergency session Monday night after Russia recognized the independence of Donbass and deployed its troops there in what it called a peacekeeping role. 

11 comments for “WATCH: UN Security Council Session on Ukraine

  1. February 22, 2022 at 18:39

    Did this whole meeting go on without mention of natural gas, LNG, or the Nord Stream 2 pipeline?

  2. Robert Emmett
    February 22, 2022 at 15:19

    Oooh, the dramatic removal of the mask by the Ukraine rep, proclaiming the real worldwide threat is not Covid but the virus emanating from the Kremlin. Not scary, just creepy. This is top-of-the-world diplomacy today? Not just underwhelming but pathetic.

    An overall impression given in the emergency session is that Russia is at fault for the failure of Minsk, an agreement that has been allowed to languish for eight years. The government in Kiev has refused even to meet with reps from the Donetsk and Lugansk republics to implement it. Russia says it isn’t even a party to it? Huh?

    Surely, with all its high-toned verbiage put on such display, the U.N. must have a sterling record of preventing egregious violations of sovereignty & territorial integrity (like recent invasions of Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria?) to back-up its rhetoric and to uphold the principles of its Charter?

    Hypocrisy, thy name is UN.

  3. Helga Fellay
    February 22, 2022 at 14:15

    “Germany put a stop to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.” Why would Germany shoot itself in the foot. Without cheap Russian oil, so close by, Germany will not be able to survive economically, or even literally. Not very smart, to say the least.

  4. February 22, 2022 at 12:47

    Did this entire meeting take place without mention of natural gas, LNG, or the Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany?

      February 22, 2022 at 15:28


  5. Seby
    February 22, 2022 at 06:30

    What a ugly and evil ponce the ukraine “permanent” representative was.

    His pathetic dandy dance after the meeting around the table fisting the idiot henchman and wenches who sprouted complete mindless, idiotic and sycophantic garbage earlier.

  6. Francis Lee
    February 22, 2022 at 04:49

    A word or two on those charming little post soviet states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. All current members of the EU and NATO. Let’s look at the history.

    Some 220,000 Jews were living in Lithuania when the Germans invaded in June 1941. The day after the German invasion of the Soviet Union and even before the Germans arrived at the major Jewish settlements, murderous riots perpetrated by the Lithuanians broke out against the Jews . At the encouragement of the Germans, the riots continued and thousands of Jews were murdered.

    The German entrance to Lithuania was accompanied by acts of murder, rape, looting and abuse. Ponar, a forest located 6.2 miles south of Vilna, became a killing ground for tens of thousands of Jews. The victims were led from Vilna and its vicinity to pits, shot by Germans and Lithuanians, and thrown in. Few survived the massacres, and of those, hardly any managed to elude the local population. From July 1941 to 1944, more than 70,000 people, nearly all of them Jews, were murdered at Ponar.

    On August 15, 1941, the Kovno ghetto was sealed, and as per German orders, 20,000 Jews were imprisoned in the poorer section of the Slobodka (Williampola) suburb. The fatal turning point in the lives of the ghetto inmates came on October 28, 1941, when the Germans gathered all of the Jews in the ghetto and a brutal selection took place. More than 9,000 residents of the ghetto were lead to the Ninth Fort (one of the forts surrounding the city) and murdered. By the end of 1941 only 40,000 Jews remained in all of Lithuania and they were concentrated in four ghettos – Vilna, Kovno, Siauliai and Swieciany – and in a few labor camps.

    In the summer and autumn of 1943, the Vilna and Swieciany ghettos were liquidated and the ghettos in Kovno and Siauliai were converted to concentration camps. A few months later approximately 1,200 babies, children and elderly inmates were murdered in the Kovno ghetto, and many youngsters were sent from the ghetto to labor camps in Estonia. In July 1944, with Kovno on the brink of liberation by the Soviet army, the ghettos in Kovno and Swieciany were liquidated and many of their inhabitants were sent westwards to camps in areas still under German control, including Stutthof, Dachau, and Auschwitz-Birkenau. Approximately 10,000 Lithuanian Jews were still alive when Germany surrendered in May 1945, as well as some 2,000 Jews who had fled to the Soviet Union and survived the war there.

    Germany occupied Latvia at the beginning of the invasion of the USSR. At that time approximately 74,000 Jews were living in the country. Units from Einsatzgruppe A (SS death squads) carried out the first mass murder of Latvian Jews in July 1941. By the end of October, 34,000 Latvian Jews had been murdered.

    At the end of October, 32,000 Jews were sealed in two ghettos in Riga. In November 1941 Friedrich Jeckeln, a senior SS officer, was ordered by Himmler to liquidate the ghettos and then to liquidate all of Latvian Jewry. Between November 30 and December 7, 1941, 25,000 Jews were murdered in the Rumbula forest. At the same time the Jews of the ghettos of Dvinsk and Liepaja were also murdered.

    Before World War II, 4,550 Jews lived in Estonia, the smallest of the Baltic States, about half in the capital city of Talinn. The Soviet Union occupied Estonia in 1940 as a result of the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact. The Germans conquered Estonia in July 1941 and many Jews fled to the Soviet Union. Those who did not manage to escape were placed under a harsh regime of restrictions: they were forced to don the yellow star and were stripped of their possessions. With the arrival of the Einsatzgruppen units the destruction of Estonian Jewry began. Local right-wing militias assisted in the murder of the Jews. By October 1941 most of the Jewish males above the age of 16 had already been murdered. It was reported at the Wannsee Conference (January 1942) that Estonia had been successfully rendered “judenfrei”, free of Jews.

    Well that’s the history, the Ukraine is not much better. In today’s Baltic trio the indigenous Russian population are not treated as full citizens in what is essentially an apartheid regime. As for the Jewish presence, it is tiny. The mass murder of this group has left only a handful of survivors and their descendants.

  7. Neville
    February 22, 2022 at 04:03

    UN successes.
    Palestine, Yugoslavia, Syria, Libya, …
    A failed organisation doing the USA’s bidding, like NATO, IMF, …

  8. Brian
    February 22, 2022 at 01:25

    The provocations and threats to the security of Russia by the United Sates and NATO have brought us to this point. Putin had declared a red line against the Ukrainian military and neo-Nazi paramilitary fighters should they again attack the Donbas along the line of conflict. Having sustained attacks in the Donbas and at least one casualty, Putin decided to act.

    Think about it. The US, Canada, Britain, and NATO have been supplying lethal military aid and training to the coup-led government in Kiev. Their claim is that Russia would use as a pretext for invasion a false-flag attack of the Russia-speaking regions of Luhansk and Donetsk. That would seem to be a self-fulfilling prophecy since once the Ukrainian forces started shelling the Donbass, it could be claimed that Russia had followed through with its threat.

    The hypocritical statements of the US Ambassador to the UN would be laughable if the situation were not dire. Has she forgotten the illegal invasions of Iraq and Syria (parts of Syria are still occupied) by the United States? How about the illegal bombing of Libya by NATO and the murder of Gadhafi? The ridiculous assertion that the legitimate president of Venezuela is Juan Guaido despite his never having run for nor achieved that office. The 2014 US-backed coup in Kiev is another example. I don’t remember one peep from the UN nor the US expressing that they were operating under the internationally recognized Charter of the United Nations.

    The United States howls and beats their chest over the annexation of Crimea (at the request of the Crimean people and its Rada) but recognizes Israel’s annexation of Syria’s Golan Heights among other occupied lands in Palestine. Putin was left no choice. Again, like in Syria, Russia was invited in by the internationally recognized government of al Assad, but the United States illegally invaded while at the same time arming al Qaeda forces to overthrow their government.

    Should we mention Honduras where President Zelaya was hustled onto a US military transport in his pajamas and taken to the Dominican Republic so Honduras could hold a sham election that led to hundreds of casualties among the citizenry due to military crackdowns and resulting in Honduras becoming one of the most dangerous places in Central America? The same in Nicaragua, Brazil with the corrupt Lava Jato scandal, and the coups in Bolivia and Equator — the list goes on and on.

    The United States has been playing by its own rules, the Washington consensus, for long enough. Russia’s challenge to the United States has always been a return to the rules enumerated under the UN Charter. If Russian peacekeepers are as successful in Donetsk and Luhansk as the were in Aleppo when US-backed jihadists were terrorizing the people of Aleppo, then I welcome their introduction.

    • onno37
      February 22, 2022 at 10:24

      Excellent article indeed when US/NATO murders innocent people on a worldwide scale the UN is silent but if Russia or China protects its borders or take similar actions PEACE KEEPING MISSIONS it’s been accused of aggression. In the meantime we still have US GI’s in Germany, Japan, S. KOREA & many more nations stealing their natural resources & murdering their citizens. When do we realize that USA = a GANGSTER STATE without ANY CIVILIZED BASES!!

    • Neil Thomas
      February 22, 2022 at 11:28

      Excellent reply, in every last detail. Great to know that Europe is not entirely a ‘no thinking zone’.

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