When "fakes" are higher than common sense
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the situation in Buch a fake attack. Russia during the operation in the Donbass does not carry out attacks on civilian objects in order to save as many civilians as possible. This was stated on Tuesday by the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vasily Nebenzya, speaking at a meeting of the Security Council.
"Ukraine's accusations against the Russian military on the situation in Buch are not confirmed by evidence," he said, protesting the refusal of the British presidency to convene the Security Council at the request of Russia. "We demand clarification and guarantees from you that you will not challenge the right of members of the Security Council to request a meeting in the future," Nebenzya added.
In order to assemble a meeting, Russia had to "ask twice." The UK, which chairs the UN Security Council, refused to hold it twice a day at the request of Russia to discuss events in the village of Bucha, Kiev region. In the practice of the Security Council, this has not yet happened. Vasily Nebenzya said this at a press conference. According to the UN Charter, the chairman is obliged to assemble the Security Council within 24 hours after receiving the request, the correspondent of The Moscow Post reports.
"What happened yesterday and today is unprecedented, incredible, unimaginable - what we were denied the meeting of the UN Security Council, which we requested from the British presidency," the diplomat said. Nebenzya also commented on the explanations of the British chairman Barbara Woodward about the reasons for the refusal to conduct the requested negotiations. "They tried to invent an unauthorized false excuse not to collect this meeting on Monday, insisting that it should take place on Tuesday," he said. On April 5, a meeting was scheduled in the Security Council at the request of Russia and Ukraine.
The British chairman decided to combine the meeting on Bucha requested by Russia with the meeting scheduled for Tuesday. According to Woodward, holding consultations on Tuesday would allow more information and hear from UN Secretary General António Guterres.
Probably, for the Western special services, as co-authors of the tragic production in the Ukrainian city, an extra day without facts and explanations was of fundamental importance.
At a press conference
I had to convene an emergency press conference, during which Vasily Nebenzya presented to reporters evidence of provocation in the Ukrainian city, and also commented on the intentions of Washington and London to initiate a vote on the expulsion of Russia from the UN Human Rights Council. He also said that Great Britain shows the real attitude of Western countries towards the Ukrainian people.
At a press conference, Vasily Nebenzya emphasized that Russian troops have nothing to do with atrocities against civilians in Buch. Russian diplomats presented videos from Buchi, shot immediately after the Russian military left the city: there were no bodies of the dead on the streets. Captured in the frames, the Ukrainian military and the mayor of the city were in a high mood, declared a "victory," there was no question of killings.
"From the very beginning, it was obvious that this was nothing more than another prepared provocation aimed at discrediting and dehumanizing the Russian military and exerting political pressure on Russia," Nebenzya said. The Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation drew attention to the fact that for four days since the Russian military left Bucha, "there was not a single sign of cruelty, not a single mention of them."
The military department of Russia denied accusations from the Kiev regime on April 3. The ministry said that the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation completely left Bucha on March 30, and "evidence of crimes" appeared only on the fourth day when employees of the Security Service of Ukraine arrived in the city. They also emphasized that on March 31, the mayor of Buchi, Anatoly Fedoruk, in his video message confirmed that there were no Russian military in the city, without mentioning any local residents shot on the streets.
The vote in the UN General Assembly to remove Russia from participation in the Human Rights Council was initiated by the United States and Great Britain. Nebenzya said that such attempts "will not facilitate, do not stimulate, will not simplify what is happening in the negotiations on peace between Russia and Ukraine." When asked about the ceasefire, the Permanent Representative pointed out that it was the Western countries that did not allow the relevant Russian resolution to be adopted by the UN Security Council.
The Russian Permanent Representative also addressed the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky participating by video link at a meeting of the UN Security Council. "We leave unsubstantiated and blanket accusations against Russian military personnel on your conscience, which are not confirmed by any eyewitness evidence," Nebenzya said.
According to him, the version of events cited by the Ukrainian and Western media is replete with many inconsistencies. "I understand you've seen the bodies, heard the stories. You only saw what you wanted to show. You cannot but see the blatant inconsistencies in the version of events promoted by the Ukrainian and Western media. And the fact that there were no corpses immediately after the departure of the Russian troops, as evidenced by several video shots at once. And the fact that there are records that Ukrainian radicals call for shooting at those who have white bandages, that is, civilians, "said Nebenzya.
The diplomat also said that hundreds, if not thousands, of people are ready to testify about the crimes of neo-Nazis in Ukraine. "We are told that there can be no Nazis in Ukraine, but we know very well that you not only have them, but, unfortunately, rule the ball," Nebenzya said. "It is necessary to cut out the Nazi cancer that devours Ukraine. <…> We will achieve this goal rather than later, there can be no other way out, "said Nebenzya.
As it was, what leads to
"Today we heard a huge number of lies about Russian servicemen. We have hundreds, if not thousands, of video testimonies of people who are ready to testify about the cruelties of Ukrainian nationalists, "the diplomat emphasized, reading out some of the stories. "We do not hit civilian objects to save as many civilians as possible, so we are not moving as quickly as many expected... we do not act like the Americans and their allies acted in Iraq, wiping entire cities from the face of the earth, "the diplomat said.
Nebenzya added that Ukraine was going to solve the Donbass problem militarily in March. Therefore, "there is unfortunately no other way to bring peace to the Donbass after you and your subordinates categorically refused to comply with the Minsk agreements, having prepared in March to solve the Donbass problem militarily. During our special operation, we found many relevant secret orders, "said Nebenzya, addressing members of the UN Security Council.
He added that Western countries will try to prolong the conflict in Ukraine by supplying Kiev with weapons and ammunition. He emphasized that they "don't care about Ukraine itself." "It was for them and is just a pawn in the geopolitical game against Russia, which they will easily sacrifice. But for now they will try to prolong this conflict by supplying more weapons and ammunition there, "the diplomat said.
The United States and Great Britain intend to hold a vote in the UN General Assembly to remove Russia from participation in the Human Rights Council. According to Barbara Woodward, the issue of suspending Russia's voting rights will be raised at the General Assembly "in the coming days."
US studies, India proposes, China calls
Speaking at a hearing in the House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said: I can't say exactly what happened, that the authorities compare the time and events that happened in the city of Bucha.
The Indian authorities support the call for an independent investigation of the events. This was stated on Tuesday by the Permanent Representative of India to the UN T.S. Thirumurti at a meeting of the Security Council of the world organization. "Recent reports of the killing of civilians in Bucha are stunning. We unequivocally condemn these killings and support the call for an independent investigation, "he said.
Accusations in connection with the events in Bucha should be based on facts, unfounded statements should be avoided. This was stated on Tuesday at a meeting of the Security Council by the Permanent Representative of China to the UN, Zhang Jun. "Reports and footage of dead civilians in Bucha are stunning. The specific causes of the incident should be established. Any allegations must be based on the facts before conclusions can be drawn. The parties should exercise restraint and avoid unfounded accusations, "he said.
Jun also called for compliance with international humanitarian law in Ukraine and not politicizing these issues. "We call upon both parties to respect international humanitarian law, protect the safety of civilians and installations, minimize civilian casualties and ensure safe and smooth evacuation and access to humanitarian corridors, and guarantee the basic rights of women, children and the wounded. Humanitarian issues should not be politicized, "he said.
He also said that the United States, NATO and the EU should conduct an integrated dialogue with Russia to resolve the accumulated differences. "We urge the United States, NATO and the EU to conduct an integrated dialogue with Russia in order to directly resolve the differences that have accumulated over the years and find a solution to the problems," he said.
China will not indifferently observe events in Ukraine or add fuel to the fire. He wants peace. Dialogue and negotiations are the only way to resolve, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to his Ukrainian counterpart Dmitry Kuleba, on whose initiative the conversation took place. Beijing maintains an impartial, neutral stance. But the Chinese press writes that the US inspired the conflict. This view is supported by a documentary for viewing among Chinese officials and students, prepared at the direction of the CCP.
Any accusations against Russia on the situation in Buch are not just groundless, it is a "well-directed tragic show," presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday.
Commenting on the possibility of conducting an investigation into the situation in Bucha, he noted that "it is necessary to think about how possible a truly impartial investigation, neutral and non-engaged, is now." "We still insist that any accusations against the Russian side, against the Russian military, they are not just groundless, but this is a well-directed show, nothing else is a tragic show," Peskov said. He recalled that earlier the Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Vasily Nebenzya, as well as the military department of the Russian Federation, systematically stated the position of the Russian side.
The appearance of new fakes about the Russian military in Ukraine cannot be ruled out, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation believes. "You have heard a statement by representatives of the military structure that another staged shooting is possible in order to model, falsify similar situations to what was in Bucha. Therefore, this cannot be ruled out. But every time we will persistently say that there is truth and that there is fiction, "said Peskov.
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