Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed regret that UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres “turned out to be susceptible to pressure by the West and recently made several statements incompatible with his status and his authority under the UN Charter.” The top diplomat’s response was prompted by Guterres condemning Russia’s recognition of the Donbass Republics and President Putin’s approval of a peacekeeping mission to stop Kiev’s ongoing genocide against the indigenous Russian people there.
The leader of the world’s most important political organization behaved in a partisan manner by describing Moscow’s moves as “a violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and inconsistent with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.” He also implied that Russia’s planned peacekeeping mission was illegitimate because “When troops of one country enter the territory of another country without its consent, they are not impartial peacekeepers.” Quite conspicuously, though, he didn’t ever encourage Kiev to implement the Minsk Accords, which Lavrov said was “sad”.
What all of this proves is that Guterres gave up any pretense of neutrality towards Russia. It’s unclear whether he’s always been this way but there’s no longer any doubt that such is his present bias, which further erodes the UN’s already declining reputation in the eyes of the world as a neutral actor. The Security Council doesn’t always work effectively due to the US-led West’s weaponization of this platform but Guterres, per his role as the UN’s Secretary General, was supposed to present himself as a non-partisan figure that attempts to pragmatically guide everyone towards mutual compromises.
The loss of such legitimacy from the very figurehead of the world’s most important political organization raises much more serious questions about how deeply the US-led West’s infiltration of this global body goes. World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus already defiled his prestigious position by abusing it to promote the terrorist-designated TPLF’s destructive divide-and-rule agenda against his homeland but it’s even worse when the UN’s own Secretary General defiles his position by openly going against a member of the Security Council like Guterres just did.
These objectively existing and easily verifiable factual developments of UN misconduct at the highest levels of that global organization give credence to its critics who no longer regard it as being the neutral body that it’s supposed to be in accordance with its own charter. Regrettably, the UN cannot be relied upon as an impartial platform for resolving international problems, be they of an epidemiological, military, or political nature. Instead, it’s been hijacked by the US-led West and turned into a Hybrid War weapon for use against those countries that don’t comply with the US’ unipolar hegemonic demands.
The UN itself cannot harm Russia but it can contribute to legitimizing hostile policies unilaterally implemented by others in the eyes of the naïve public who wrongly still assumes that this global body is truly neutral and impartial. Put another way, the UN’s contemporary use isn’t as a peacemaking platform but as a propaganda tool for manipulating people’s perceptions. Individuals who don’t understand, let alone are aware of, the undeclared US-provoked missile crisis in Europe in which the Ukrainian Civil War is playing out might be misled by Guterres into thinking that Russia is in the wrong.
The reality is the opposite though since Russia’s recognition of the Donbass Republics was first and foremost meant to deter Kiev from continuing with its genocidal attacks against that region’s indigenous Russian people after last weekend’s offensive prompted a major refugee exodus. The secondary goal behind this decision is to prompt the US to sincerely consider negotiating with Russia over its security guarantee requests for diplomatically resolving the missile crisis that America provoked throughout the course of its decades-long campaign to undermine Russia’s nuclear second-strike capabilities.
Guterres, as can be expected from a person who’s under the influence – if not control, including via speculative blackmail – of the West, hasn’t made any mention about this missile dimension of the current crisis either just like he’s eschewed encouraging Kiev to implement the Minsk Accords. He clearly can’t be regarded as a neutral or impartial party, which in turn reduces the UN’s overall legitimacy. It’s therefore not for naught that many across the world are increasingly questioning that global body’s purpose beyond simply serving as the talking club that it’s practically already transformed into. Without far-reaching and meaningful top-down reforms, the UN risks becoming irrelevant.
Source: One World