The UN security Council meeting on Crimea: the defense of Ukraine or a concession to Russia?

Kiev is better to avoid involvement in any such events, says expert

Recently in the UN security Council passed a disastrous video conference in the Crimea
arranged by Russia. She left one very important question – although the Western allies of Ukraine and made by our lawyers, to see if the fact of their participation in the meeting, “shake hands” Crimean officials and “public figures” a concession to Russia? Why it happened – is it in the author’s article on the website Today.

On the one hand, not ignoring the meeting, and demonstrating a tough stance on the rejection of the annexation of the Crimea, the allies did not allow the benefit of Moscow. On the other – albeit informal (because the event, recall, the informal), but was violated by the European Union principles prohibiting the diplomats of the European Union to participate in any activities whose purpose is the recognition of the annexation.

Experts “Today” very carefully commented on the precedent.

“If to speak about a really informal events, it may be optimal for Ukraine would be the option that happened. That is, the participation of Ukraine in any of these activities it is best to avoid. But the function of protecting the interests of Ukraine, as it happened, unable to meet our allies and partners – not to allow Russia very much at ease to feel,” – said in comments to the website, “Today,” political analyst Volodymyr Fesenko.

In turn, the first Deputy Director of the Center “new Europe” together Sergey Solodkiy also notes that the question is ambiguous.

“Officially, of course, you need to do demarches. But on the informal level, when on-site, there are people who debunk Russian propaganda cliches, it’s probably good for Ukraine. If the partner comes to shatter Russia’s position, or if it does not come at all, showing solidarity with Ukraine and commitment to the principles of international law, perhaps it is about things,” said Sergey SOLODKY.

At the same time, the Deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ahtem Chiygoz emphasizes that in the future our allies should avoid such practices.

We will remind, the European Union made a strong statement on the “Russian” session of the UN security Council on Crimea
and stressed that he does not recognize and will not recognize the illegal occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol.

Read more on the website “Today” in the article: “the UN security Council on Crimea: the triumph or failure of the Kremlin.”