UN / UKRAINE REFERENDA

30-Sep-2022 00:04:31
Russia vetoed a Security Council resolution introduced by the United States and Albania condemning the country’s proclaimed annexation of parts of Ukraine. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 30 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations

30 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United States of America:
“This is not a moment to stand on the sidelines. This is a moment to stand up for the UN Charter for its values for its principles and purposes. And if Russia chooses to shield itself from accountability, then we will take further steps in the General Assembly to send an unmistakable message to Moscow that the world is still on the side of defending sovereignty and protecting territorial integrity.
4. Close up, Security Council President
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United States of America:
“Earlier today we saw Putin celebrate this clear violation of international law. He threw a party on Red Square to pat himself on the back for these illegal referenda. He's gloating and reminiscing about the Soviet empire and stated that this was just the beginning. As we all sit in this chamber, and solemnly consider this resolution, Putin is instead boastfully shoving our shared values in our faces. It's time we stand up to defend our collective beliefs. Together.”
6. Med shot, Security Council
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Barbara Woodward, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United Kingdom:
“Russia's annexations further jeopardize the prospects for peace, and they fundamentally undermine the purposes and the principles of the United Nations. The area Russia is claiming to annex is more than 90,000 square kilometers. This is the largest forcible annexation of territory since the Second World War.”
8. Close up, Permanent Representative from Ukraine
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Vasily Nebenzya, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Russian Federation:
“We are forced to note that some of our colleagues in the Council have reached a new low. Even the few vestiges of decorum that it seemed to still remain in this hall have been violated. I do not know of any other examples where the Security Council would have ever adopted resolutions that directly condemn one of the members of the Council. Tell me: do you seriously expect Russia to consider and support such a draft?”
10. Various shots, Council Members vote
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Sergiy Kyslytsya, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ukraine:
“Putin’s envoy has followed in the footsteps of his master in Moscow, where a puppet show has been organized today in an attempt to deny the obvious: that the aggressive and adventurous regime in Russia is heading to its imminent defeat. I'm not going to elaborate on lies that have nothing in common with reality.”
12. Wide shot, Security Council
STORYLINE
Russia vetoed a Security Council resolution introduced by the United States and Albania condemning the country’s proclaimed annexation of parts of Ukraine.

In a vote in the council's chamber on Friday (30 Sep), 10 nations voted in favor, while China, Gabon, India and Brazil abstained.

Russia's was the only vote against the resolution.

Introducing the resolution, the Permanent Representative of the United States, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said that “this is not a moment to stand on the sidelines, this is a moment to stand up for the UN Charter for its values for its principles and purposes.”
“And if Russia chooses to shield itself from accountability, then we will take further steps in the General Assembly to send an unmistakable message to Moscow that the world is still on the side of defending sovereignty and protecting territorial integrity,” said the ambassador.

Thomas-Greenfield also noted that, earlier today, the world “saw Putin celebrate this clear violation of international law”, where “he threw a party on Red Square to pat himself on the back for these illegal referenda.”

The US Permanent Representative said Russia’s President “he's gloating and reminiscing about the Soviet empire and stated that this was just the beginning.”

“As we all sit in this chamber, and solemnly consider this resolution, Putin is instead boastfully shoving our shared values in our faces. It's time we stand up to defend our collective beliefs. Together,” she concluded.

Barbara Woodward, the United Kingdom’s Permanent Representative, said that “Russia's annexations further jeopardize the prospects for peace, and they fundamentally undermine the purposes and the principles of the United Nations.”

The ambassador also noted that “the area Russia is claiming to annex is more than 90,000 square kilometers”, which is “the largest forcible annexation of territory since the Second World War.”

The Permanent Representative from the Russian Federation, Vasily Nebenzya, said his country was “forced to note” that some of his colleagues in the Council “have reached a new low” and “even the few vestiges of decorum that it seemed to still remain in this hall have been violated.”

“I do not know of any other examples where the Security Council would have ever adopted resolutions that directly condemn one of the members of the Council. Tell me: do you seriously expect Russia to consider and support such a draft?,” asked the ambassador.

Speaking for Ukraine, Sergiy Kyslytsya, said that “Putin’s envoy has followed in the footsteps of his master in Moscow, where a puppet show has been organized today in an attempt to deny the obvious: that the aggressive and adventurous regime in Russia is heading to its imminent defeat.”

Kyslytsya also said that he was “not going to elaborate on lies that have nothing in common with reality.”
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