UN believes Donbas terrorists are Russian citizens, diplomat says


Yuriy Serheyev

President Poroshenko’s peace plan has generated a positive reaction at the United Nations and an appreciation that this step can help achieve peace and lead to dialogue, said Ukraine’s representative to the UN, Yuriy Serheyev, during an interview with Inter TV Channel, Sunday, June 22.

According to Serheyev, there is no chance that international representatives would take part in negotiations with representatives of terrorist organizations. One of the principles of the UN is “no dialogue with terrorists,” he pointed out. Continue reading


The UN General Assembly Vote on Crimea: Background and Analysis

Ukrainian Ambassador to the UN Yuriy Serheyev

By Serhiy Sydorenko for Ukrainska Pravda, March 27

On Thursday, March 27, consideration of the Ukrainian question moves to the next level. For the first time a decision on the Crimean crisis will be taken that cannot be vetoed by Russia. However, Ukrainska Pravda (UP) sources believe the voting outcome may not be too positive for Kyiv.

Voting on Ukraine’s resolution in the UN may destroy the myth of unconditional support for Ukraine and demonstrate that Russia remains a powerful lobbyist on the world stage. Unfortunately, these are the realities of international politics.

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