UN to vote on resolution saying Russia must pay reparations to Ukraine for annexation of Crimea from Russia
The HNU committee at the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Philosophy at the Higher School of Economics have condemned the resolution to “strongly urge” the UN General Assembly to take up the issue with the Kremlin.
“There is no point to sending such a resolution to the UN, which does exactly the opposite of what the resolution says. In the resolution we put our full weight behind the calls for restitution for Ukraine,” says professor of philosophy, Andrey Lomakin, member of the HNU committee of the National Academy of Sciences and member of the HNU committee of the Institute of Philosophy.
He says that the resolution is an attempt to prevent Russia from becoming a member of the international body.
“The most important thing to understand about the resolution on the resolution is that there are no grounds for this resolution. In fact, it’s an insult to the whole world and to the peoples of Russia. If this resolution were sent to the UN it would be seen as an attempt to prevent Russia from joining. This would be a total catastrophe for the US, the EU and the whole world. The resolution is not legal,” Lomakin says.
The resolution was created by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in August 2014. It came to the attention of Lomakin and his team. He says the resolution has no legal basis.
“The UN is the only place where the international courts have the right to make judgments, not just in peacekeeping operations, but in all cases of international disputes. Such a resolution, which has no legal power, has no legitimacy,” he says.
The resolution on the resolution that was adopted by the UN General Assembly at the end of September was not introduced by the UN General Assembly. The resolution was introduced by Clinton.
There are now two other resolutions at the UN that were introduced by Clinton – one on Israel’s illegal actions in the occupied territories and the other on the settlements. The resolution on the