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 delegation of the Russian Federation would like to take this opportunity and once again express its support to the resolution of the General Assembly 69/213 "Role of transport and transit corridors in ensuring international cooperation for sustainable development".
The Russian Federation considers migration to be a complicated phenomenon that to a large extent has an influence upon development in times of globalization. We believe that in the foreseeable future the interdependence between international migration and a wide range of political, social, economic, demographic, cultural and historical challenges of our days will continue. Migration issues will play an important role in international relations including in the context of development.
The temptation to start immediately with the comments on the proposals made by Argentina concerning the development of a multilateral framework on sovereign debt restructuring processes is very high. The document was circulated at the end of last week and has already undergone a thorough examination in Russia.
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the killing of as many as 15 and injuring of more than 20 civilians, among them women and children, as a result of shelling of a public transport stop in the city of Donetsk on 22 January 2015.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
First, I would like to thank Ambassador Winid for gathering us here for this important purpose. The topic of the conference is especially significant this year when we commemorate the 70-th anniversary of victory over Nazism.
The Security Council reaffirms its primary responsibility under the Charter of the United Nations for the maintenance of international peace and security and its readiness to strive for sustainable peace in all situations under its consideration.