Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Russian draft resolution (updated) on Ukraine: Humanitarian corridors

The Security Council,
PP1 Recalling the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, including equal rights and self-determination of peoples, sovereign equality of all its Members, refraining from the threat or use of force against territorial integrity or political independence of any state and non-intervention in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state,
PP2 Reaffirming its commitment to sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine,
PP3 Recalling all applicable norms of international human rights law and international humanitarian law,
PP4 Recognizing the need for urgent efforts following recent elections of the President of Ukraine aimed at stabilization of situation in Ukraine by peaceful means, as well as the primary responsibility of the Ukrainian authorities to ensure safety and security of the people of Ukraine and their rights and freedoms,
PP5 Expressing deep concern about the continuing crisis in Ukraine, the intensification of hostilities leading to civilian casualties, the destruction of residential buildings and civilian infrastructure, including the supply of food and other staple goods, and the health care,
PP6 Condemning the shelling of residential areas and civilian objects as well as humanitarian convoys,
PP7 Further expressing deep concern at the reports of the use of incendiary bombs and other types of prohibited inhumane weapons, including in population centres,
PP8 Condemning all forms of terrorist activities, including politically motivated attacks and killings,
PP9 Expressing grave alarm at the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in South–Eastern Ukraine,
PP10 Recalling 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 prepared by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on the basis of the Geneva Statement,
PP11 Highly appreciating the activities by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in implementation of its mandate, including through finding and revealing facts related to threats to the civilian population and creating conditions conducive to stabilization of situation in Ukraine and restoring security for all citizens on the basis of the "Roadmap" referred to above,
OP1 Demands the immediate cessation of all violence, including military operations, intimidation or provocative actions, in particular endangering the lives and security of the civilian population, civilian infrastructure and humanitarian goods;
OP2 Strongly urges to immediately establish a sustained ceasefire to create environment conducive to the Ukrainian-led inclusive dialogue;
OP3 Condemns the abduction of the members of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission and illegal detention of journalists in Ukraine and strongly urges the immediate and unconditional release of OSCE monitors as well as ensuring their freedom of movement and access;
OP4 Demands the establishment of temporary relief corridors in order to allow the civilian population who wish to do so to leave safely the areas of violence and ensure the unhindered delivery of humanitarian assistance to the civilian population in South-Eastern Ukraine, in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles of Humanitarian Emergency Assistance;
OP5 Welcomes the efforts of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, including based on his Roadmap, and calls for launching an all-inclusive Ukrainian-led dialogue involving all political forces and regions of the country, including with the view to reaching agreement on the principles of constitutional reform;
OP6 Encourages in this regard the full implementation of all provisions of the OSCE Chairperson-in Office's "Roadmap";
OP7 Requests the United Nations Secretary-General to support all efforts, including by OSCE, aimed at cessation of violence and finding peaceful sustainable and inclusive resolution of the crisis in Ukraine and to report regularly on security and humanitarian situation in Ukraine;
OP 8 Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.
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