Russia’s UN envoy pardons military action under Article 51 of the UN constitution
Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzya, has justified Russia’s military action under Article 51 of the UN charter, which allows for “self-defense”.
Nzabya defended Russia’s decision to take military action in the region of Donbas in eastern Ukraine during an emergency UN Security Council meeting held earlier.
According to Reuters, Nezya informed the UN Security Council about Putin’s announcement about a special military operation in eastern Ukraine.
The root of the present crisis in Ukraine is the actions of Ukraine itself, which for many years shatters its obligations. ”
Nezya is likely to refer to the Minsk agreement
also said the Russian campaign aimed at protecting civilians in the various Russian-backed regions of eastern Ukraine, “which for eight years has been shaken by the Ukrainian bombing.”
Ndenzya went on to say that “the harassment of the Ukrainian people in Donbas has not only ended but has intensified,” adding that it has prompted various leaders in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions to call on Russia for help.
Ukraine’s ambassador to the UN responded, saying that Russian President Putin had declared “war on my country”.