Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, After a UN Security Council Vote on a Resolution on Ukraine, Saturday, March 15, 2014

US Ambassador to UN Samantha Power’s watershed speech on UN Security Council Resolution on Ukraine vote (full text)

Voices of Ukraine

This speech, by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, is a “watershed” moment between the world after Helsinki in 1975 and the world post-2014. Therefore, we believe it should be noted on our blog:

Samantha Power
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
New York, NY
March 15, 2014


AS DELIVERED

Madame President,

The United States deeply appreciates the support from our colleagues around this table and from the many states who have called for a peaceful end to the crisis in Ukraine.

This is, however, a sad and remarkable moment.

This is the seventh time that the UN Security Council has convened to discuss the urgent crisis in Ukraine. The Security Council is meeting on Ukraine because it is the job of this body to stand up for peace and to defend those in danger.

We have heard a lot each time the Security Council has met…

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