Russian lobbyists imbued with money – Podolyak on non-recognition of the genocide in Ukraine by the UN
The UN has not recognized that Russia is committing genocide against Ukrainians. However, she recognized the war crimes of the Russian military.
On the air of the news telethon, Mikhail Podolyak said that the UN was saturated with Russian money. Channel 24 writes about this.
Reference. An independent international commission of inquiry into the events in Ukraine, acting under the leadership of the UN, saw no evidence of the genocide of Ukrainians. The head of the commission, Eric Mese, told The Guardian that they “did not find any genocide on the territory of Ukraine” But, according to him, “there are some aspects that may raise the question” of a possible genocide. This is despite the fact that in its own report, the UN mentions how the Russians tortured a man for the Ukrainian language.
Zelensky reacted to the words of the head of the UN Commission
Mikhail Podolyak said he was not surprised by the behavior of the UN. After all, what kind of objectivity can be expected from an organization if the Deputy Secretary General of the UN is Lieutenant General of the Russian special services Vladimir Voronkov, who is responsible for the direction of the “fight against terrorism.”
You and I understand what international institutions are. Unfortunately, they are imbued with Russian money, Russian influence, and often act as informal lobbyists for Russia or try to mask the crimes committed by Russia,” Podolyak stressed.
He noted that this applies not only to the UN, but also to other international organizations. After the victory of Ukraine, it will be necessary to achieve their reformatting.
At the same time, Podolyak stressed that the genocide and war crimes of the Russian military have been recorded – there is a lot of evidence in criminal cases. Therefore, it will be necessary to wait for the International Criminal Court or a special tribunal.
Something: the UN recognized the war crimes of the Russians
The report of the UN Commission, published on March 16, 2023, noted that the Russian authorities committed a wide range of violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in different regions of Ukraine. And many of these violations are war crimes. In particular, attacks on civilians and energy infrastructure, deliberate killings, illegal imprisonment, torture, rape and other forms of sexual violence, as well as the illegal transfer and deportation of children.
The Commission recommends that all violations and crimes be investigated and those responsible brought to justice, either nationally or internationally. It calls for a comprehensive approach to accountability that includes both criminal liability and the right of victims to truth, redress and non-repetition.
To prepare the report, the Commission visited 56 localities and interviewed 348 women and 247 men. Commission investigators inspected the sites of destruction, burial, detention and torture, as well as the remains of weapons, having read a large number of documents and reports. “The commission was struck by the extent of the destruction it saw during its visits,” the press release said.