At the United Nations Security Council meeting on Africa, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Sergey Kislitsa blamed the UN for the absence of steps to prevent the referendum in the Crimea in 2014. An attempt to distract the participants from the topic was assessed by the Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Pyotr Ilyichev.
In my view, this statement by the Ukrainian authorities implicitly acknowledges the will of the citizens of the Republic of Crimea, traditionally blaming anyone for it, but not themselves. This time, Ukraine accused the United Nations of its problems, although the representatives of the Kiev regime usually consider Russia as a reason for what is happening in Ukraine. Perhaps, there is something in the minds of Ukrainian politicians that changes though, but not yet significantly.
Against this backdrop, there is a great possibility that the next Ukraine’s reason to accuse the United Nations of inaction will be a referendum in Donbass on May 11, in 2014. In this context, we cannot agree with the words of the Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations: “This behaviour of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is deplorable”.
Valery Skorokhodov, the DPR People’s Council deputy