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Position of Argentina to the UN on Ukraine

The Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said today that Argentina abstained from voting on the resolution on the conflict in Ukraine because the text included a "biased reading"

The Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich was who explained the Argentina position to note that while our country accompanied a first draft of March 15 urging Ukrainians to "resolve its internal affairs" and that the international community should "ensure for human rights, international humanitarian law, to avoid aggravating facts or episodes of violence, "the text of Thursday 27 was rejected because" the context had changed in any substantial way "and imposed" biased reading "of what on there.

Capitanich stressed that "the traditional position of Argentina is part of its commitment to international law, the Charter of the United Nations, to promote peace and international security. And refraining from unilateral acts in opposite direction. "

He clarified that "Argentina has reservation on the legality of the referendum in Crimea. In that sense, I exposed the Argentina position a caveat regarding the referendum in Crimea. "And he mentioned there, that "the previous resolution reaffirmed the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine".

He noted that "less than two weeks after he appeared before the UN Assembly very similar language but the context had changed in any substantial way. Several international actors made ​​statements, made ​​threats, political and trade agreements were signed, unilateral economic sanctions decreed by intervening in the internal affairs of Ukraine. "

"Argentina Republic warned, as our President has emphatically done, Dr. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, in all international forums and in all communications about the double standard on several members of the international community."

"Argentina Republic warned, as our President has emphatically done, Dr. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, in all international forums and in all communications about the double standard on several members of the international community."

He argued then that "the draft resolution proposed at the subsequent UN General Assembly on 27 March a message was not seeking to stop the escalating violence. There was a biased reading of the conflict claiming a revitalization of a division of the international community based precisely in blocks of influence; which is precisely the characterization of typical alignments of the Cold War. "

He added that "the issue has always been in terms of opinion and expression of the Argentina Republic in respect of the territorial integrity also, in this sense, Argentina proposed that all territories are mentioned including Malvinas".

"The Argentina, under this context, and the characteristics of this draft resolution, abstained and expressed its commitment to the principles of non-interference and respect for territorial sovereignty in every case, which has been equivalent position with the Mercosur countries and also with most of the countries within CELAC, "the chief minister, who said:" Here, we must stress that the Malvinas Question is a point of permanent antagonism with a military power and a permanent member of the Security Council. "

"And it is precisely the recognition of the Argentina Republic as defender of public international law and the principles contained in the Charter of the United Nations, especially to ensure the principle of territorial integrity, which is the double standard that is referred to when the position of other powers mentioned. "

"In that sense, Argentina has always struggled for the peaceful resolution of conflicts to promote dialogue and international peace and obviously international community strengthened relationships based on respect," he said.

Traslation Belén Zapata