Russia, Ukraine, the UN and NATO

(cross-posted from  the teaser:

Earlier via tass news, and this may have been a tipping point:

“MOSCOW, February 23. /TASS/. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres made several statements on the situation in eastern Ukraine that are not compatible with his status, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, opening talks with UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen on Wednesday.

“To our great regret, the UN Secretary General whom you are representing turned out to be susceptible to pressure by the West and recently made several statements incompatible with his status and his authority under the UN Charter,” he said.

The Russian top diplomat noted that Moscow conveyed to Guterres its assessment of his statements. According to Lavrov, the UN Secretary General has never expressed support for the necessity to implement the Minsk Accords and the UN Security Council resolution on the same matter.”


2 responses to “Russia, Ukraine, the UN and NATO

  1. b gave a good assessment of what is ahead for us, wendye, that included the thought that the internet may become parochial, which would seem a bad thing, but I immediately thought of this site — perhaps we can weather the storm. He pointed out that Russia will, after severing all ties to the west, no longer be subject to the pressures it has undergone these last eight years.

    Hope your knees are feeling better – I use a stool in the garden, bench on the roof for my eternal tar projects. Be well!

  2. Hi, Juliania, This is Mr. wd. a week ago Wendy suffered a stroke and was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. She has recovered enough that they have moved her to intensive rehab. We don’t know yet how long she will be there. She thought you might want to know, so I hope you come back here and see this message. I told her you had left a couple of comments.
    I really enjoyed your comment on “God In Pencil.” That piece has been my favorite of all the many wonderful things she has written. Would that the people of this poor beleaguered world could take heed and internalize the messages that she was presenting.
    We hope you are well and one of us will hopefully be back when we know more.

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