21. Oktober 2014

Speech of Russia's Foreign Minister - Sergej Lavrov

in front of the 69th UNO general assembly, New York 


Honored Reader!

It is obvious: We can thank Russia’s President Vladimir Putin 
and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergej Lavrov that the chalice of a 
nuclear war, which the crazy ones in Washington according to 
Obama’s new “first strike doctrine” think they can win, has so 
far passed for this world.

The prudence of these outstanding politicians of world competence 
and rank keeps up the hope that the US and NATO ambitions of the 
“New World Order” will fail and possibly we will be witnesses of this 
failure in these days. It becomes blatantly obvious that for Washington 
and its vassals it is no longer peace or democracy, which they regularly 
excuse for their crimes, instead it is only about to succeed with their 
global agenda of ruler ship of all of mankind.

Thereby any means are justified for the “hangmen of mankind”. 
Yet more and more human Beings recognize this and more and 
more human Beings stand up, awaken and see, who the good 
ones are and who the evil ones are.

The reinterpretation of truth really does not work anymore and the 
interpretation sovereignty of the globalized presstitutes and the 
Western political actors loses in strength and crumbles at all 
corners and ends. 

A system is being unmasked, which 
seemed to be insurmountable and the 
carriers of the system are unmasked, 
who considered themselves as invincible.  

In hubris without example the leaders on this and the other 
side of the Atlantic are absolutely unwilling and incapable to 
adopt their intentions and actions to the new facts of this time, 
which will only accelerate their own demise and must.

The here publicized speech of Sergej Wiktorowitsch Lavrov, 
the longest serving Foreign Minister in the world (in office 
since 2004) at the 69th session of the UN general assembly, 
speaks for it.

Far from diplomatic pleasantry Lavrov brings the actual geopolitical 
situation, the role of the USA and the EU-NATA vassals to the point. 
One can see and notice Lavrov’s deep concern about the wellbeing of 
mankind. Like no statesman in this world, he is able to see the great 
connections and point to the upheavals, for which the “Western 
alliance” is solely responsible: 

The US-led western alliance that portrays itself as a champion 
of democracy, the rule of law, and human rights within individual 
countries acts from a directly opposite position in the international 
arena, rejecting the democratic principles of sovereign equality of 
states, and trying to decide for everyone what is good and what is evil”.

It is high time to shine light unto the Rothchilds, the Rockefellers, 
Warburgs, the committee of 300, the Bilderbergers, the CFR, the 
Clintons, the Bush family, Barack Hussein Obama, the world-wide 
controlled one-way media and unto Europe’s disastrous political 
opportunists in Brussels, Berlin, Paris and London, so that mankind 
can recognize which diabolical characters assume – far from any 
legal authority – to carry out world politics.
And without a doubt: The mentioned names, representative 
for all ”servants of evil”, are increasingly exposed to this light. 

This world still stands, 
thanks to Putin and Lavrov! 

For me it is an uncontested and simple fact, which here 
with this publication I would like to give expression to.

Jahn J Kassl

Speech of Russia's Foreign Minister 
Sergej Lavrov, in front of the 69th 
UNO general assembly, New York, 
September 27th, 2014
Ladies and gentlemen,

There is growing evidence today of a contradiction for collective 
and purposive efforts in the interest of developing adequate 
responses to challenges common to all of us, and the aspiration 
of a number of states for domination and a revival of the archaic 
block thinking based on military drill discipline and the erroneous
logic of friend or foe. 

The US-led western alliance that portrays itself as a champion 
of democracy, the rule of law, and human rights within individual 
countries acts from a directly opposite position in the international 
arena, rejecting the democratic principles of sovereign equality of 
states, and trying to decide for everyone what is good and what is evil.

Washington has openly declared its right to the unilateral use of 
military force anywhere to advance its own interests. Military 
interference has become a norm, even despite the dismal outcome 
of all operations of force that the US has carried out over recent 
years. The sustainability of the international 
system has been severely shaken by the NATO 
bombardment of Yugoslavia, intervention in Iraq, 
the attack against Libya, and the failure in 

Only due to intensive diplomatic efforts was the aggression 
against Syria prevented in 2013. There was an involuntary 
impression that the goal of various color revolutions and other 
projects to change unsuitable regimes is to create chaos and 
instability. Today, Ukraine has fallen victim to this arrogant policy. 
The situation there has revealed the remaining deep-rooted systematic 
flaws of the existing architecture in the Euro-Atlantic area. The West 
has embarked on a course towards vertical structuring of humanity, 
tailored to its own far-from-inoffensive standards.

After they declared victory in the Cold War 
and the so-called End of History, the US and 
the EU have opted to expand the geopolitical 
area that is under their control without taking 
into account the balance of legitimate interests 
of all people of Europe. 
The western partners did not heed our numerous warnings of the 
inadmissibility of violating the principles of the UN Charter and the 
Helsinki Final Act. Time and again, they have avoided serious joint 
work to establish a common space of equal and indivisible security 
and cooperation, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.

The Russian proposal to draft the European Security Treaty 
was rejected. We were told directly that the legally binding 
guarantees of security are only meant for the members of the 
North Atlantic Alliance, and at this time they continue to expand 
to the East in spite of the promises that were given to the contrary. 

The instantaneous switch of NATO to hostile rhetoric, to the 
drawdown of its cooperation with Russia even to the detriment of 
the West’s own interests, and the buildup of military infrastructure 
on Russia’s borders reveal the inability of the alliance to change 
its genetic code which it created during the Cold War.

The US and the EU supported the coup d’état 
in Ukraine and reverted to outright justification 
of any acts by the self-proclaimed Kiev authorities 
that opted for suppression by force of the part of the Ukraine people 
which had rejected attempts to impose throughout the country an anti-constitutional order and wanted to defend its right to tis native 
language, culture, and history. It is precisely the aggressive assault 
on these rights that helped the population of Crimea to take its destiny 
in its own hands and make a choice in favor of self-determination.

This was an absolutely free choice, no matter what was invented 
by those who are primarily responsible for the internal conflict in 
Ukraine. General attempts to distort the truth and hide facts behind 
blanket accusations have been undertaken at all stages of the Ukrainian 
Nothing has been done to try to hold to account 
those responsible for the bloody February events 
at Maidan, and the massive loss of human life in 
Odessa, Mariupol, and other regions of Ukraine. 
The scale of appalling humanitarian disaster provoked by the acts of
the Ukrainianarmy in Southeastern Ukraine has been deliberately 

Recently, new horrifying facts have been brought to light, when 
mass graves were discovered in the suburbs of Donetsk. 
Despite UN Security Council Resolution 2166, 
a thorough and independent investigation of 
the circumstance of the loss of the Malaysian 
airliner over the territory of the Ukraine has 
been drawn out. The perpetrators of all these crimes 
must be identified and brought to justice, otherwise it will be 
difficult to count on national reconciliation occurring in Ukraine.

Russia is sincerely interested in the restoration of peace in this 
neighboring country, and this should be well understood by all who 
are slightly acquainted with the history of the deep-rooted and 
fraternal ties between these two peoples. The way towards political 
settlement is well known. Last April, Kiev already took upon itself an 
obligation in the Geneva Declaration of Russia, Ukraine, the US, and 
EU to immediately begin a broad national dialogue with the participation 
of all regions and political forces in Ukraine, with a view to carrying out constitutional reform. The implementation of this obligation would allow 
all Ukrainians to agree on how to live in accordance with their traditions 
and culture, and would enable Ukraine to restore its organic role as a 
binding link between the various parts of the European space, which 
naturally implies the preservation and respect by all of its neutral 
and non-block status.

We are convinced that with goodwill and the refusal to support 
the party of war in Kiev which is trying to push the Ukrainian people 
into the abyss of national catastrophe, a way out of the crisis is within 
our reach. The way to overcome a crisis has been opened with the 
achievement of the ceasefire agreement in Southeastern Ukraine on 
the basis of initiatives by Presidents Poroshenko and Putin. 
With the participation of their representatives of Kiev, Donetsk, 
Lugansk, as well as the OSCE and Russia, practical measures are 
being agreed upon for the successive implementation of those 
agreements, including the separation of the parties to the conflict, 
the removal of heavy weapons of Ukraine and militia forces, and
the setting up of monitoring through the OSCE.

Russia is prepared to continue to actively promote the political 
settlement under the well known Minsk process as well as other 
formats. However, it should be crystal clear that we are doing this 
for the sake of peace, tranquility, and the well-being of the Ukrainian 
people – rather than to appease someone’s ambitions. Attempts to 
put pressure on Russia and to compel it to abandon its values, 
truth, and justice have no prospects whatsoever for success.

Allow me to recall some history from not so long ago. As a condition 
for establishing diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union in 1933, 
the US government demanded of Moscow guarantees of non-interference 
into the domestic affairs of the United States and obligations not to take 
any actions with a view to changing the political or social order in America. 
At that time, Washington feared a revolutionary virus, and those 
guarantees were put on record. And this was the basis for, of course, 
reciprocity between the US and the Soviet Union. Perhaps it makes 
sense to return to this topic and reproduce the demands of that 
time of the US government – on a universal scale.

Why would the General Assembly not adopt a declaration on the 
inadmissibility of interference into the internal affairs of sovereign 
states and the non-recognition of a coup d’état as the method for 
the change of power? The time has come to completely exclude from 
international interactions attempts to exert illegitimate pressure by 
some states on others. The senselessness and counter-productive 
nature of unilateral sanctions is obvious if we look at the example 
of the US blockade on Cuba.

The policy of ultimatums and the philosophy 
of supremacy and domination do not meet 
the requirements of the 21st century, and run 
counter to the objective process of developing 
a polycentric and democratic world order.

Russia is promoting a positive and unifying agenda. 
We always were, and continue to be, open to discussion 
of the most complex issues no matter how unresolvable 
they may seem to be in the beginning. We will be prepared 
to search for compromises and a balance of interests, and even 
to exchange concessions, but only if the discussion will be truly 
respectful and equitable. The Minsk agreements of 5 and 19 September, 
on the way out of the Ukrainian crisis, and the compromise on the 
timeline of the agreement between Kiev and the EU are good examples 
to follow as is the declaration, finally, of the readiness of Brussels to 
begin negotiations on the establishment of a free-trade agreement 
between the European Union and the Customs Union of Russia, 
Belarus, Kazakhstan as had been proposed by President Putin 
back in January of this year.

Russia has consistently called for the harmonization of 
integration projects in Europe and Eurasia. The political on 
political benchmarks and timelines of such a convergence of 
integrations would make a real contribution to the work of the 
OSCE on the topic of Helsinki Plus 40.

Another crucial area of this work would be to launch a pragmatic 
discussion, free from ideology, about the political and military 
architecture of the Euro-Atlantic region, so that not only members 
of NATO but all countries of the region including Ukraine, Moldova,
and Georgia would experience equal and indivisible security, and 
would not have to make a false choice of ‘either with us, or against 

New dividing lines in Europe must not be 
allowed, even more so because in the era 
of globalization those lines can turn into a 
watershed divide between the West and the 
rest of the world.

It should be stated honestly that no one has a monopoly on truth 
and no one is now capable of tailoring global and regional processes 
to their own needs. There is no alternative today to the development 
of consensus regarding the rules of sustainable governance and new 
historical circumstances with full respect of the cultural and civilizational 
diversity of the world, and a multiplicity of models of development. 
It will be a difficult and perhaps a tiresome task to achieve such a 
consensus on every issue, but the recognition of the fact that 
democracy in every state is the worst form of government except 
for all the others also took time to break its way through, until 
Churchill proclaimed his verdict.

The time has come to realize the inevitability of this fundamental 
truth in international affairs, where today there is a huge deficit of 
democracy. Of course, some will have to shatter centuries-old ideas 
and abandon claims to eternal uniqueness, but there is no other way 

Joint efforts can only be built on the principle 
of mutual respect and taking into account one 
another’s interests, as is the case for example 
in the framers of the United Nations Security 
Council, the G20, BRICS, and the SCO.

The theory of the value of collective work has been reaffirmed 
by practice, and this includes progress in the settlement of the 
situation around the Iranian nuclear program and the successful 
conclusion of the chemical de-militarization of Syria. On the point, 
speaking of chemical weapons, we would like to receive authentic 
information on the state of the chemical arsenals in Libya. We 
understand that our NATO colleagues, having bombed this country
in contravention of UN Security Council resolutions, would not like 
to stir up the mayhem that they have created. However, the 
problem of uncontrolled Libyan chemical arsenals is too serious 
to turn a blind eye to.

We think that the UN Secretary General has an obligation to 
show proof of his responsibility on this issue as well. What is 
important at this point is to see the global priorities and to avoid
holding them hostage to a unilateral agenda. There is an urgent 
need to refrain from double standards and approaches to conflict
settlement. Generally, everyone agrees that the key issue is to 
resolutely counter terrorists who are attempting to bring under 
their control increasingly broader territories in Iraq, Syria, 
Afghanistan, the Sahara-Sahel area.

That being the case, this task should not be sacrificed to ideological 
schemes or the desire to settle personal scores. Terrorists, no matter 
what slogans they hide behind, should remain outside the law. Moreover,
it goes without saying that the fight against terrorism should rely on a 
solid foundation of international law. An important phase in this matter 
was the unanimous adoption by a number of UN security resolutions, 
including those on the issue of foreign terrorist fighters, and, to the 
contrary, attempts to contravene the charter of our organization do
not contribute to the success of joint efforts.

The struggle against terrorists on the territory of Syria should 
be organized in cooperation with the Syrian government, which 
has clearly stated its readiness to join it. Damascus has already 
shown its capability of cooperating with international programs 
when it participated in the destruction of its chemical arsenals. 
From the very beginning of the Arab Spring, Russia called for it 
not to be left to extremists and for the establishment of a united
front to counter the growing terrorist threat. We went against the 
temptation to make allies of almost anyone who proclaimed himself 
an enemy of Bashar Al Assad, whether it be Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, or 
other fellow travelers seeking regime change, including ISIL, which 
today is the focus of our attention.

As the saying goes, better late than never. It is not for the 
first time that Russia is making a very real contribution to the 
fight against both ISIL and other terrorist factions in the region. 
We have sent large supplies of weapons and military equipment 
to the governments of Iraq, Syria, and other countries in the 
Middle East and North Africa, and we will continue to support 
their efforts to suppress terrorists. The terrorist threat requires 
a comprehensive approach; we want to eradicate its root cause 
rather than be condemned to react only to the symptoms. 
ISIL is only part of the problem.

We propose to launch, under the auspices of the United 
Nations Security Council, an in-depth and broad study on 
extremist and terrorist threats and aspects of their threat
in the Middle East and North African region.

This integrated approach implies also the long-standing 
conflict should be considered primarily between the Arabs 
and Israel. The absence of a settlement of the Israel-Palestine 
issue over several decades remains and is widely recognized one 
of the main factors of instability in the region which is helping 
the extremists to recruit more and more jihadists.

Another literally urgent area of our common work together 
is the joining of our efforts to implement decisions of the 
UN General Assembly and Security Council to combat 
the Ebola virus. Our doctors are already working in Africa. 
There are plans to send additional humanitarian assistance, 
equipment, medical instruments, medicines, and teams of 
experts to assist the UN programs in Guinea, Liberia, 
and Sierra Leone.

The United Nations was established on the ruins of World War II, 
and it is entering the year of its 70th anniversary. It is an obligation 
for us all to celebrate in an appropriate manner the anniversary of the 
great victory, and to give tribute to the memory of all who perished for 
freedom and the right of each people to determine its own destiny.

The lessons of that terrible war, and the entire course of events 
in today’s world, require us to join efforts and forget about unilateral 
interests and national election cycles.  

When it comes to countering global threats to all humanity, it should not be allowed for national 
egoism to prevail over collective responsibility.


Originally published on: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org
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Putin speaks: hope that Washington hears – Paul Craig Roberts: http://lichtweltverlag.blogspot.co.at/2014/10/putin-speaks-hope-that-washington-hears_17.html