(PresidentialHill.com)- The United Nations is working overtime in its efforts to end the military conflict in Ukraine, with the UN General Assembly holding an emergency meeting last week to discuss the Russian invasion of the country. Last Monday, diplomats from all over the world gathered to express their anger and concern about the actions taken by the Russian Federation.
Sergiy Kyslytsya, the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations, requested that the General Assembly publicly stand with his country in their efforts to push back against Russian invaders and hit out at Russian President Vladimir Putin for putting his nuclear weapons on “high alert.”
“If Ukraine does not survive, international peace will not survive,” he said. “If Ukraine does not survive, the United Nations will not survive. Have no illusions, if Ukraine does not survive we cannot be surprised if democracy fails next. Now we can save Ukraine, save the United Nations, save democracy and defend the values we believe in.”
It’s a motivational and emotive cry for help, but at the end of the day, the United Nations can only do so much – and with a real threat of a third World War on the cards if a single NATO country did so much as shoot a Russian soldier, it’s hard to imagine what more can be done that just implementing fresh sanctions on Russia.
The emergency meetings came after the United Nations Security Council failed to pass a resolution the week earlier calling for Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine – but Russia, at this stage, has shown zero willingness to withdraw.
Negotiations continue between Ukraine and Russia, but have so far only resulted in an agreement to create safe corridors that allow refugees to safely leave the country.