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As suggested by mere mortals…..

July 21, 2014

Following this tweet of two days ago

And this entry yesterday morning, President Poroshenko came to a similar conclusion.

“President of Ukraine urges UN to condemn acts of terrorism

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a telephone conversation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

During the talk Ban Ki-moon called the crash of “Malaysia Airlines” aircraft shocking and unacceptable. He stressed the need to figure out all the circumstances of this tragedy, and supported the actions of the Ukrainian side towards an open and independent international investigation. Ban Ki-moon called Petro Poroshenko to use all possible international instruments, including the UN, to conduct a proper examination.

Petro Poroshenko assured the UN Secretary General in complete openness to the international investigation. President of Ukraine called on the UN to condemn acts of terrorism and to recognize so-called “DNR” and “LNR” as terrorist organizations. He also informed that terrorists continue to keep shelling and attacking Ukrainian military units, and prevent the access of experts to the crash site.

UN Secretary-General noted that the President of Ukraine has every right to defend its territory and protect its citizens.

Petro Poroshenko informed Secretary-General on the possibility of forced early return of Ukrainian helicopters involved in the UN peacekeeping operations. Meanwhile, the President of Ukraine said that the support of the international community together with the United Nations will provide an opportunity to resolve the situation by other means.

The parties have agreed to closely coordinate further action. In particular, Ban Ki-moon said that for this purpose he has delegated the Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman to visit Ukraine on 28-29 July.”

A statement agreed with by Linas Linkevicius, Foreign Minister of Lithuiania today.

This blog ahead of the curve once more it appears – if only by 48 hours – and in this particular circumstance it would be difficult to be any more ahead.

Very good.  That’s why you dear readers spend a moment of your valuable time reading this blog – it is usually there, or thereabouts.

As yesterday’s final paragraph  stated:

“Something worth considering, if not now, then in the future? Possibly so, for it does seem somewhat too hopeful that even in the unlikely event The Kremlin ceases its current support, that ad hoc violent and/or destructive acts under the banners of DPR and LPR will simply stop on the territory of Ukraine in the coming years.”

The question posed therefore remains – though now with a little more political momentum behind it perhaps – will the international institutions and other sovereign States actually do so?

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