Putin = War Criminal
- Apr 18, 2013
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50 countries issue joint statement against Russia's veto on Ukraine resolution: UN
The joint statement, which was read aloud by the US ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said this resolution was 'vital and straightforward.'
As many as fifty counties have issued a joint statement saying that Russia "abused" its veto power by blocking a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution condemning the Russian military action in Ukraine. The joint statement, which was read aloud by the US ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said this resolution was "vital and straightforward."
"Fundamentally, it was about whether the countries on the Security Council - charged with maintaining international peace and security - believe in upholding the UN Charter," the statement said. Holding Russian President Vladimir Putin responsible, the signatories said that Russia's action amounts to "violation of the UN Charter." "Russia has abused its power today to veto our strong resolution. But Russia cannot veto our voices. Russia cannot veto the Ukrainian people. Russia cannot veto their own people protesting this war in the streets. Russia cannot veto the UN Charter. Russia cannot, and will not, veto accountability," the statement added.
Russia used its UN veto to prevent the UN Security Council from condemning its invasion of Ukraine.
Putin gets no support from UN Security Council over Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin has received no support from members of the U.N. Security Council for his actions to bring separatists in eastern Ukraine under Moscow’s control