9 comments for “WATCH: UN Security Council Debates Ukraine

  1. Mike
    May 10, 2022 at 07:21

    I will not watch the facile blather of the western clique who in so many council sessions, having delivered a mass of misinformation and false accusations against the country ‘in the dock’, whether Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, Russia etc, simply walk out ‘en masse’ when their ‘opponent’ tries to deliver a response.
    In the Ukraine tragedy, not one of them (including signatories) tried to help resolve the impasse on the Minsk Agreement (in seven years) and that includes our gutless General Secretary – well, it was only an agreement and ‘we’ are only the United Nations working (so) hard to bring peace and prosperity to the world.

  2. RS
    May 7, 2022 at 22:40

    Thank you EM for your sobering understanding from another prospective. Many of the representatives urged Russia to stop fighting and go home? How is that possible without achieving its ends? Is the Russian army just to sling arms and march toward their border? It’s frightening that normally intelligent people can make such statements. There was scant recognition of the coup and the resulting bloodshed in the Donbas and no mention of the casualties there. Several considered the attack as being unprovoked. Really?

  3. Jim
    May 7, 2022 at 16:44

    For those with weak stomachs, note that the hypocritical, empty blather briefly halts at 1:29:19 when the Russian representative starts speaking. The others are a waste of time and of tax-payer dollars.

    • John Orban
      May 8, 2022 at 11:02

      Thank you!

  4. Em
    May 7, 2022 at 15:17

    An interesting little tidbit for what lies ahead for Ukraine, which today, is not what Britain was at the outbreak of WW II, and they came out as winners.

    Are the majority of Ukrainians aware that it took Britain 60 years just to repay the interest on their debt to the U.S. for the Lend-Lease loan of military hardware, given them during WW II?

    The Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act to be signed by Joe Biden on the 9thMay is a similar iteration of the bonanza U.S. weapons manufacturers benefitted from during WW II only this time it is the Ukrainians who will be indebted to the U.S.

    Has Russia paid off the USSR’s Lend-Lease debt?
    Yes. The Soviet Union and then Russia paid off the Lend-Lease debt in full.

    First of all, the US received much needed goods and equipment from the USSR (and other countries) in what was termed “reverse lend-lease.” Even before the Second World War had ended, other nations began sending Washington essential raw materials valued at nearly 20% of the materials and weapons the US had shipped overseas. Specifically, the USSR provided 32,000 tons of manganese and 300,000 tons of chrome ore, which were highly prized by the military industry. Suffice it to say that when German industry was deprived of the manganese from the rich deposits in Nikopol as a result of the Soviet Nikopol–Krivoi Rog Offensive in February 1944, the 150-mm frontal armor on the German “Royal Tiger” tanks turned to be much more vulnerable to Soviet artillery shells than the 100-mm armor plate previously found on the ordinary Tiger tanks.

    What can the general U.S. populace expect in return from Ukraine, for being fleeced to the bone, in silence, by their own governments ‘humanitarian assistance’ to Ukraine???

    In addition, the USSR paid for the Allied shipments with gold. In fact, one British cruiser, the HMS Edinburgh, was carrying 5.5 tons of that precious metal when it was sunk by German submarines in May 1942.

    The Soviet Union also returned much of the weaponry and military equipment after the war, as stipulated under the Lend-Lease agreement. In exchange they were issued an invoice for $1,300 million. Given the fact that Lend-Lease debts to most nations had been written off, this seemed like highway robbery, and Stalin demanded that the “Allied debt” be recalculated.

    Subsequently the Americans were forced to admit their error, but they inflated the
    interest owed in the grand total, and the final amount, including that interest, came to $722 million, a figure that was accepted by the USSR and the US under a settlement agreement signed in Washington in 1972. Of this amount, $48 million was paid to the US in three equal installments in 1973, but subsequent payments were cut off when the US introduced discriminatory practices in their trade with the USSR (in particular, the notorious Jackson-Vanik Amendment).

    The parties did not return to the discussion of Lend-Lease debt until June 1990, during a new round of negotiations between Presidents George Bush Sr. and Mikhail Gorbachev, during which a new deadline was set for the final repayment – which would be in 2030 – and the total outstanding debt was acknowledged to be $674 million.

    After the collapse of the Soviet Union, its debts were categorized as either sovereign debt (the Paris Club) or debts to private banks (London Club). The Lend-Lease debt was a liability owed to the US government and is part of the Paris Club debt, which Russia repaid in full in August 2006.

    By comparison, Great Britain – the US’s closest ally – paid off its Lend-Lease debt 4 months later, on the 29th of December 2006, more than 60 years later.

    Lend-Lease was not charity. In June 1941 Harry Truman was quoted in the pages of New York Times saying, “If we see that Germany is winning the war, we ought to help Russia; and if that Russia is winning, we ought to help Germany, and in that way let them kill as many as possible …”

    Are the majority of Ukrainians aware that they are being used as cannon fodder by the U.S. in its proxy war against Russia?

    And, just as important, if not more so, because of the heightened threat of the mutually annihilatory nuclear war awaiting just around the corner should Russia and the U.S. actually go head-to-head.


    • Roy Matola
      May 9, 2022 at 08:54

      10% for the big guy, Hillary was nicely funded by the Ukraine lobby, Pelosi’s son is there, Hunter was there, Mitt Romney’s son, John Kerry’s friends

      Now add the MIC to this, who are lobbying furiously for this perma war and that is why you have the current state of things

  5. Henry Neild
    May 7, 2022 at 10:08

    The Russian delegate’s speech was tragically sad. So true. The world and Uncle Scam in particular turned Ukraine into a basket-case, what we can only assume, on purpose. Shame.

  6. Kitty Watkins
    May 6, 2022 at 23:48

    I very much appreciate this briefing.

  7. Caroline Fisher
    May 6, 2022 at 17:44

    Thank you for posting this video. I very much appreciated listening to the Russian Federation speaker whose speech was in such stark contrast to the other speakers who seem to sing from the same script – the Security Council is no longer an interesting forum of contrasting voices. I would like to hear more of the underlying causes for the wars that exist both in Ukraine and around the world in so many other countries affecting equally as important people in their millions, displacing families, individuals and children, causing mass movements of refugees, poverty, and massive suffering, within this forum.

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