Heated Debates and Demands for Clarification Continue, Where Will the UNSC Conference End?
Article by: The Australian
Although it has been running on the sixth committee, the bright spot has not been found. The debate runs very slowly and is chaotic especially in the COTW session, and this was not only felt by reporters but the delegation also acknowledged that one of them was Russia. ‘’We felt that the debate was a bit slow and unproductive, with the only real progress taking place recently, unmods being very messy, whereas COTW is just a session for members of the same block to ramble aimlessly’’ complains Russia
In the end, one motion passed the moderated causes, namely Ceasefire Efforts and Peacekeeping Efforts. Still related to the Referendum offered by the DPR, many delegates refused, there were 2 delegates who actively rejected and were pessimistic about the success of the referendum in resolving the main issue.
‘’USA does not support the referendum and stands with the sovereignty of Ukraine. The debate on the referendum is waste of time since the USA does not believe in the legal basis of the request .The DPR and LPR voiced inequitable treatment in Ukraine, limited political expression, demands of the people. We believe our solution of UPBD and SUGMA with the UK addresses those. In turn, reconciling peace by meeting the current demands of their people whilst maintaining Ukraine’s sovereignty.” wrote USA to the Australian News.
Followed by USA observations regarding the high chance for the DPR referendum to fail
“Yes, because we have seen historically how regional opposition forces can act so politely that the US believes that whatever the outcome there will be violence after the referendum. The DPR and LPR also border Russia, where evidence of US collusion has been found several times. So without the constraints that the accepted US bloc presents, there is no way the referendum could have succeeded. If otherwise and all goes well, the first referendum will not fail’’.
The interesting solution offered by Russia is to hold a new internationally recognized referendum to confirm the DPR and LPR independence. If the referendum fails, peace talks may be considered. This is a low risk solution that other delegates could consider. However, I hope this debate ends with a clear and straightforward outcome, and instead of demanding clarification from individual countries, it is better to focus on a middle ground.