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The U.S. and the EU in the UN security Council explained the reasons for the refusal to vote for the consideration of the law on the Ukrainian language. This was reported on the website of the United Nations.
20 may, the Security Council decided not to hold a hearing on the request of the Russian Federation, to discuss the Ukrainian language law. While six members voted against, five in favour, four countries abstained.
“In legal proceedings Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, UK and USA voted against adoption of the agenda of the meeting. China, Equatorial Guinea, Dominican Republic, Russian Federation and South Africa voted in favor, while côte d’ivoire, Indonesia, Kuwait and Peru abstained,” reads the organization’s website.
“Russia to initiate a meeting of the UN Security Council regarding the Law of Ukraine on ensuring of functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state it is today, the day of the inauguration of the new Ukrainian President had a definite purpose. Russia’s goal is to continue their notorious policy of intimidation of Ukraine”, – said the permanent representative of Germany to the UN, Christoph Heusgen.
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He noted that the law on functioning of Ukrainian as the state language does not require the immediate attention of the Security Council, since its main functions are to ensure international peace and security.
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According to him, this question refers to the internal Affairs of a sovereign member state of the UN and therefore has no visible threats to peace and security in the region.