Distinguished Mr. Chairman,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
There is growing evidence of the contradiction between the need for collective, cooperative efforts to provide adequate responses to challenges common to all, and the aspirations of a number of countries for domination and the revival of archaic bloc thinking based on military drill discipline and the erroneous logic of “friend or foe.”
The Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations regrets to inform with deep sorrow of the passing away of H.E. Mr. Evgeny Primakov, former Prime-Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, on 26 June 2015.
On 18 June 2015 the Russian Federation transferred the amount of 2 244 734 US dollars to the United Nations accounts as payment of Russia’s assessed contributions to the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).
The Russian Federation signed a contribution agreement for 1 million US
Dollars for the Secretary-General’s Ebola Multi-Partner Trust Fund. The Trust
Fund has been established by the UN Secretary-General to respond to the current
situation created by the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. The
contribution from the Russian Federation is the first contribution to the
Recovery Window of the Trust Fund and
is only one part of the assistance the
country has been providing to Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Liberia in combating
Ebola and its effects bilaterally and through the UN organizations
. The overall
volume of the Russian assistance to the crisis is approximately 40 million US
Dear veterans of the Second World War,
I am glad to welcome you all at today’s concert. It is held within the framework of a series of events at the United Nations to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. At the outset I would like to sincerely congratulate the veterans of the Second World War on the Victory Day. Quite a few of them joined us in this Hall today.
Five years have passed since the General Assembly convened last time to commemorate the end of the most terrible war in the history of mankind and honour the memory of its victims. The world has witnessed a lot in these years, but grandeur and tragedy of those events have not faded away and prompt us to pay tribute to those who at the cost of countless losses and untold sorrow prevented the world from submerging into hatred and pain.