Ukraine War, April 21, 2023: Russia holds rotating presidency of U.N. Security Council for month of April; Lavrov to lead session on April 24 on “defending the principles of the U.N. Charter”

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To understand the broad context within which current developments in Ukraine should be considered,see

“Ukraine War, October 26, 2022: The context for analysis of current developments; The “dirty bomb” as a Russian propaganda distraction from current war crimes,” The Trenchant Observer, October 26, 2022.


1) AP, “Russia’s UN Security Council presidency proving most contentious in memory,” ABC News (Australia), April 17, 2023 (4:40 pm);


ABC News (Australia) punkished a detailed article by AP on the April presidency of the U.N. Security Council, and the Orwellian use it has been making of its one-month presidency of the Council during April.

One of the highlights will come on April 24 when Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov will lead a session described in tge ABC article as follows:

More fireworks are to come later in the month when Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov presides over the premier event of the presidency — an open council meeting on defending the principles of the UN Charter.

If you don’t have time to reread George Orwell’s Nineteen-eightyfour this week, tune in to UN Web TV for a live 2023 program of Orwellian language and concepts, expressed in Newspeak.

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