UN / UKRAINE WEAPONS SUPPLY

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Referring to the conflict in Ukraine, a UN political affairs official warned the Security Council that, like in any other armed conflict, the supply of weapons and ammunition “raises significant concerns about the potential escalation of violence and the risks of diversion.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 27 OCTOBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, exterior UN Headquarters

27 OCTOBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Adedeji Ebo, Deputy to the High Representative of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA):
“Over the last months, reported transfers of arms and ammunition to the Ukrainian forces have expanded.”
4. Med shot, Security Council president
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Adedeji Ebo, Deputy to the High Representative of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA):
“In addition, we are aware of reports of States transferring, or planning to transfer, weapons such as uncrewed aerial vehicles and ammunition to the Russian armed forces, including for possible use in Ukraine.”
6. Wide shot, Security Council
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Adedeji Ebo, Deputy to the High Representative of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA):
“Reports related to the use of anti-personnel landmines and the use and transfer of cluster munitions in Ukraine are worrying. Reports already indicate significant land contaminated with explosive remnants of war of different types. The process to map this contamination and clear the land safely will be long and require resources and the support of the international community.”
8. Med shot, Security Council
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Adedeji Ebo, Deputy to the High Representative of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA):
“The supply of weapons and ammunition into any armed conflict situations raises significant concerns about the potential escalation of violence and the risks of diversion.”
10. Wide shot, Security Council
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Adedeji Ebo, Deputy to the High Representative of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA):
“Civilians and civilian infrastructure across Ukraine continue to face unrelenting and indiscriminate attacks. Let me say it again: Attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure are prohibited under international law in Ukraine and in any other conflict setting. All such attacks must stop immediately.”
9. Med shot, Security Council president
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Randy Credico, comedian and political activist:
“The other day, I'm watching President Biden on television, ostensibly there to talk about the attacks of Israel and the genocide that followed, that's taken place in Gaza. That's why he supposedly was there. But he only spent about 30 seconds talking about that and used it as a vehicle to talk about hustling the American people in the shelling out more money to send more weapons to Ukraine so they can kill more civilians. Like what they have done in Donetsk and Mariupol.”
11. Med shot, Council members
12. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Dmitry Polyanskiy, First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Russian Federation:
“Washington is consciously taking the path of escalation of the conflict and upping the ante. We have already stated more than once that the Americans and their allies do not need peace in Ukraine. They need the Kiev regime only as an instrument to weaken Russia.”
13. Med shot, Council members
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Serhii Dvornyk, Counsellor, Political Section, Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Ukraine:
“All this performance is just manipulation, hypocrisy and cynicism. A very pathetic performance, given the fact that while trying to blame the victim of armed aggression for receiving means to defend itself, Russia has received Iranian drones for more than a year and is now ready to kneel down before the North Korean regime to beg for additional weapons and ammunition to continue its war of aggression against Ukraine.”
15. Wide shot, Security Council

STORYLINE:

Referring to the conflict in Ukraine, a UN political affairs official warned the Security Council that, like in any other armed conflict, the supply of weapons and ammunition “raises significant concerns about the potential escalation of violence and the risks of diversion.”

Briefing the Council today (27 Oct) in New York, Adedeji Ebo, Deputy to the High Representative of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), noted that, over the last months, “reported transfers of arms and ammunition to the Ukrainian forces have expanded.”
Ebo also said, “In addition, we are aware of reports of States transferring, or planning to transfer, weapons such as uncrewed aerial vehicles and ammunition to the Russian armed forces, including for possible use in Ukraine.”

According to him, “reports related to the use of anti-personnel landmines and the use and transfer of cluster munitions in Ukraine are worrying.”

The political affairs officer added, “Reports already indicate significant land contaminated with explosive remnants of war of different types. The process to map this contamination and clear the land safely will be long and require resources and the support of the international community.”
Ebo also said, “Civilians and civilian infrastructure across Ukraine continue to face unrelenting and indiscriminate attacks. Let me say it again: Attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure are prohibited under international law in Ukraine and in any other conflict setting. All such attacks must stop immediately.”

The Security Council also heard from Randy Credico, a comedian and political activist, who said, “The other day, I'm watching President Biden on television, ostensibly there to talk about the attacks of Israel and the genocide that followed, that's taken place in Gaza. That's why he supposedly was there. But he only spent about 30 seconds talking about that and used it as a vehicle to talk about hustling the American people in the shelling out more money to send more weapons to Ukraine so they can kill more civilians. Like what they have done in Donetsk and Mariupol.”

Russia’s First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Dmitry Polyanskiy, told the Council members, “Washington is consciously taking the path of escalation of the conflict and upping the ante. We have already stated more than once that the Americans and their allies do not need peace in Ukraine. They need the Kiev regime only as an instrument to weaken Russia.”

The Counsellor of the Political Section of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine, Serhii Dvornyk, said, “All this performance is just manipulation, hypocrisy and cynicism. A very pathetic performance, given the fact that while trying to blame the victim of armed aggression for receiving means to defend itself, Russia has received Iranian drones for more than a year and is now ready to kneel down before the North Korean regime to beg for additional weapons and ammunition to continue its war of aggression against Ukraine.”
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