Russia Will Veto Any UN Security Council Resolution Seeking to Authorise Destruction of Smuggling Boats in Libya

The Financial Times (paywall or answer marketing questions) reported yesterday that Russia will veto any UN Security Council resolution that would authorise the destruction of migrant boats in Libya. The FT reported that Russia might consider supporting “a more restricted mandate for any EU military mission, which could involve a search and rescue role alongside powers to stop and seize smugglers’ boats at sea.”

The Security Council’s Programme of Work for the month of May does not currently include any meetings pertaining to the EU’s desire for authorisation of military strikes on smugglers boats, but a briefing by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees on the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean might take place next week according to footnotes to the Programme of Work.

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4 responses to “Russia Will Veto Any UN Security Council Resolution Seeking to Authorise Destruction of Smuggling Boats in Libya

  1. “The Financial Times […] reported yesterday that it will veto”
    I think you mean Russia will veto it, not the FT. 🙂

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  3. Anonymous

    It’s fine by me if they only seize the vessels so the terrorists cant use them again. But ofcourse Russia is against the bombing of empty vessels at Libya’s harbours, the more Africans and moslems reach Europe the sooner the EU will be bankrupt and desintegrated, maybe even ethnically cleansed. Then Europe is there to be taken by the Red Army.

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