Skip to comments.Russia Calls For Emergency UN Security Council Meeting As Troops Fortify On The Border
Posted on 08/05/2014 2:09:37 PM PDT by tcrlaf
Russia has called for emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday over what it called an urgent humanitarian situation in Ukraine, according to a report from the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS.
"We are convening an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine," Russian Ambassador to the U.N. Vitaly Churkin was quoted as saying.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said the U.N. and the International Committee of the Red Cross expressed "readiness" to discuss its plan to deploy a "humanitarian mission" to Ukraine, which some consider to be a pretext for an invasion by Russian forces.
Russia has significantly built up its troop presence along the Ukrainian border in recent weeks, according to U.S. officials, making it ready for a potential large-scale invasion of southeastern Ukraine if Russian President Vladimir Putin so chooses.
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UN TV Security Council live feed:
It is up now, with some people entering.
Things aren’t going well for Vlad in Ukraine — the Russian rebels in Donetsk and Luhansk are surrounded and he wants to send in his “peacekeepers” to reinforce them.
My goodness what a humanitarian. /s
Putin has invented a new one......”humanitarian attack”
You really excited about this aren't you???
“Putin has invented a new one......humanitarian attack”
No, Obama invented that one, in Libya. And before that, Clinton in Kosovo.
Have you already forgotten the “Humanitarian Bombing” bs?
and before that Stalin in eastern Europe.
“No, Obama invented that one, in Libya. And before that, Clinton in Kosovo.”
“and before that Stalin in eastern Europe.”
Link please. Or is this just another of your endless ad hominems?
If you are that ignorant of the history of Stalin and eastern Europe then I can’t help you.
USA speaking now. I liked Samantha Power better. This woman is boring and mousy.
Now that was interesting...
She was saying that the calling of an Emergency Meeting should be defined. They were already going to discuss this on Friday.
Any Security Council member can call for an Emergency meeting, at any time, for any reason.
Russia wanted a QUICK meeting, and this happened in three hours.
Was that not enough time to get Obama off the golf course to discuss this?
Is she missing a hot, after-work dinner date??
Russia is just calling these idiotic meetings for internal propaganda purposes. They will cut together a report and show their dumb TV viewers. As if Russia really thought UN security council is going to give them a permission to basically invade Ukraine under the guise of “peacekeeping”.
Perhaps this is why USA sent this boring woman instead of Ambassador Power - to not give this Russian farce any importance.
“As if Russia really thought UN security council is going to give them a permission to basically invade Ukraine under the guise of peacekeeping.”
Pay attention to what Putin says in the next 24 hours.
There was a REASON they called this.
Interstingly, Argentina is supporting Russia’s position on this motion.
What is the EMERGENCY???
The only emergency I see is the eventual — not imminent — collapse of the rebel insurgents in the city of Donetsk unless Putin can reinforce them with his “peacekeepers”.
Putin needs to have more confidence in his thugs — and keep them from doing so much Tweeting.
Moscow offers humanitarian aid to #Ukraine under ICRC aegis LIVE UPDATES on.rt.com/1q9y34
Moscow has offered to send a humanitarian aid mission to eastern Ukraine under the aegis of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said at the emergency UN Security Council briefing.
#Russia UN Council on #Ukraine : 1370 killed, 1000s wounded, 200,000 without water 800K Ukrainians fled to Russia
CNN actually has a reporter in Donetsk doing a live report.
#Ukraine diplomat at #UN : #Russia is to blame. It will all be good when Russia quits meddling.
So in a nutshell, what does this mean?
It is 1939 again and here comes Stalin to protect Russian interests in the west. Bloody hell coming if Putin is not stopped.
“So in a nutshell, what does this mean?”
Russia is claiming, and it seemed that all but the US and Britain agreed, that there is already a humanitarian and refugee crisis in Ukraine.
Russia may be laying the groundwork for a Humanitarian intervention justification, should Kiev launch a full-scale attack on Donetsk, as seems imminent.
Of course, that is what I thought just before the Battle of Lugansk, too.
It means that Putin who is the cause of the problems in eastern Ukraine wants to be the solution as well.
LOL, well it could be the effective way to do an end run on the oh so caring world community.
Good to see you around.
Karma is a bitch.
Good to see ya. I hope all is well.