Failed State Ukraine Wants Russia’s Security Council Veto Power Curbed
by Stephen Lendman
Ukraine is an illegitimate Nazi-infested police state, a failed state politically and economically, a US puppet state in Europe’s heartland, sharing a 1,400 km border with Russia.
It’s at war with its own people. Its US-installed president has a 7% approval rating. He and other regime officials are despised.
Last Sunday, anti-regime protesters clashed with police in Kiev, angry about deplorable conditions. In 2014, Donbass activists established the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, wanting democratic governance, rejecting fascist rule.
During a Tuesday Security Council session, Ukraine’s illegitimate foreign minister Pavel Klimkin sounded buffoon-like – calling for denying Russia’s SC veto power on issues regarding Ukraine, falsely claiming it’s a party to the conflict in Donbass, saying:
“We need urgently to reform the Security Council in order to remove the veto power abuses. The Security Council should be capable of efficiently addressing ‘bloody conflicts’ regardless of the possible presence of a party to the conflict at this table as the SC permanent member.”
He cited UN Charter Article 27, paragraph 3, stating “a party to a dispute shall abstain from voting.” Since Ukraine launched naked aggression on its own people in 2014, Russia has gone all-out for diplomatic conflict resolution – to no avail because Washington and Kiev undermined its good faith efforts.
Klimkin blamed Russia for high crimes of the regime he represents.
Article 27 of the UN Charter states:
“1. Each member of the Security Council shall have one vote.
2. Decisions of the Security Council on procedural matters shall be made by an affirmative vote of nine members.
3. Decisions of the Security Council on all other matters shall be made by an affirmative vote of nine members including the concurring votes of the permanent members; provided that, in decisions under Chapter VI, and under paragraph 3 of Article 52, a party to a dispute shall abstain from voting.”
America, Britain, China, France and Russia have Security Council veto power over proposed resolutions.
During a 2015 General Assembly session, Kiev fascists called for changing UN Charter rules, wanting Russia stripped of its Security Council right of dissent.
Charter revisions require approval by a two-thirds member state majority – including all P5 countries with veto power. It’s unlikely any intend limiting authority they believe essential.
Washington earlier claimed Russian vetoes threaten Security Council legitimacy. Moscow responsibly challenges its hegemonic agenda.
Russia’s deceased UN envoy Vitaly Churkin earlier said without his nation’s veto power, the Security Council would “lose its relevance.”
It would “simply…rubber-stamp decisions…made in Washington, Paris, London, (and) Brussels…(It would prevent SC members from) do(ing) the important work of bringing about consensus decisions.”
Klimkin’s proposal was pure political posturing going nowhere. Russia and China represent an important alliance against US imperial madness.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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