The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation 14 April made a statement about the crisis situation in the South-East of Ukraine. The ministry reported that Russia had submitted this issue for urgent consideration by the UN Security Council and the OSCE. After consultations in the UN, it was decided to hold the Security Council meeting in an open format. It was debatable in nature, which did not imply the adoption of resolutions.
"We are very concerned that the current president of Ukraine Turchinov announced his intention to use military force to suppress protests in south-eastern Ukraine," Vitaly Churkin, the Russian permanent representative at the world organization, explained to journalists the reason for convening an emergency meeting in the UN Security Council.
“The international community should demand that Maidan’s henchmen immediately stop the war with their people,” Vitaly Churkin said at the meeting.
“Some, including in this room, stubbornly not wanting to see the true causes of what is happening in Ukraine, are constantly looking for the“ hand of Moscow ”in the events in the south-east. Stop doing that, ”he urged.
“Enough to spread tales about the fact that we had amassed armadas of the military on the border with this country, who were ready to reach the English Channel in a few hours, that we had sent hordes of agents coordinating the actions of protesting citizens of Ukraine,” diplomat.
“It is up to the West to avoid the civil war in Ukraine,” said Vitaly Churkin.
US representative Samantha Power compared what is happening in the south-east of Ukraine with what was happening in the Crimea. “This instability was prepared by Russia,” she said. Power assured that the United States will support Ukraine financially so that it embarks on the path of a "peaceful future."
“On Monday, we will complete the issue of allocating $ 1 billion to Ukraine in the form of loan guarantees. It will be beneficial for all Ukrainian people, ”she said.
The representative of the United Kingdom reiterated the satellite images, which allegedly indicate the presence of about 40 thousands of Russian military on the border with Ukraine. “Moscow should condemn the recent actions (in the east of Ukraine), and to do it officially,” he is sure.
“The Ukrainian government has done everything to avoid confrontation,” said the representative of Ukraine, Yuriy Sergeev, at a meeting of the UN Security Council. He said that the authorities are ready to consider the issue of expanding the powers of local authorities, which the protesters demand. Sergeyev assured that Ukraine has evidence of the actions of the Russian special services in the country.
“We do not want to introduce a state of emergency,” said Sergeyev. The authorities of Ukraine want to limit the conduct of special operations. “We believe that the Security Council should find a peaceful solution to the crisis,” he said.
The representative of Russia, Vitaly Churkin, recalled that at o'clock in the morning hours, an ultimatum expired in Ukraine, delivered by the country's authorities to rally participants in the east of the country. He asked why the Ukrainian authorities do not call those who threw Molotov cocktails on the Maidan as terrorists, but they do it against those who are now rally in the east of the country.
According to Churkin, the meeting of Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine, scheduled for April 17, can be disrupted if Kiev uses force in the east of the country.
Vitaly Churkin suggested that Vice President Joe Biden call the Acting Director. President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, as he called Viktor Yanukovych, and urged, as in the case, not to use force against the protesters.
The representative of the United States, Samantha Power, responded that the United States constantly called for restraint and de-escalation.
Responding to the statement of the representative of Ukraine, Vitaly Churkin noted that Yuriy Sergeev too easily called his people “bandits”, assuring that they were participating in rallies in the east of the country.
The situation in the south-east of Ukraine became aggravated in the middle of April 2014. In several large cities, administrative buildings were seized by protesters who put forward slogans about the federalization of Ukraine and the autonomy of the regions. This happened, in particular, in Donetsk, Lugansk, as well as in several regional centers, for example, in Slavyansk.