Monday, June 2, 2014

Russian draft resolution on Ukraine

Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of Russia. 
May 2014
Russian Federation –
UNSC draft resolution

The Security Council,
  PP1 Expressing grave concern at the growing level of violence and attacks in South-Eastern Ukraine, in particular the dire situation of thousands of civilians trapped in besieged areas, which significantly threaten the security of the civilian population, resulting in increasing numbers of civilian victims,
PP2 Confirming the continuing validity of the Geneva Statement of 17 April, 2014 and the "Roadmap for Concrete Steps Forward: the OSCE as an inclusive platform and impartial actor for stability in Ukraine" of 12 May, 2014, particularly their provisions to refrain from any violence, intimidation or provocative actions,
PP3 Recalling all the applicable norms of international human rights and international humanitarian law,
PP4 Reaffirming all its previous resolutions on the protection of humanitarian personnel and on the protection of civilians in armed conflict,
OP1 Demands the immediate cessation of hostilities by the parties in South-Eastern Ukraine and urges the parties to commit themselves to a sustainable cease-fire;
OP2 Demands that the parties establish humanitarian corridors in order to allow the civilian population who wish to do so to leave safely the areas of hostilities and ensure the unhindered delivery of humanitarian assistance to the civilian population in South-Eastern Ukraine;
OP3 Calls on the parties to implement fully the above-mentioned Geneva Statement and the OSCE Roadmap and to comply fully with applicable international humanitarian law;
OP4 Calls upon the parties to take all appropriate steps to facilitate the efforts of the ICRC, humanitarian agencies, and other relevant humanitarian actors to implement their mandates in South-Eastern Ukraine, including by facilitating safe and unhindered humanitarian access to civilians in need of assistance in accordance with the UN guiding principles of humanitarian emergency assistance;
OP5 Requests the Secretary-General to report regularly on security and humanitarian situation in South-Eastern Ukraine and to provide the first report by 6 June, 2014;

OP6 Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.
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1 comment:

  1. Eliminate the passages about the OSCE and the draft may pass.