UN's 'Unusual' Behavior Amid "Crocus City Hall" Attack Draws Questions from China

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.26 - 2024 12:42 PM CET

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The Chinese are puzzled by the UN's 'unusual' behavior shortly after the violent attack in Moscow took place.

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The UN's behavior in the wake of the incident at "Crocus City Hall" has raised questions in China and discontent in Russia, according to Chinese journalists.

The global community's attention is fixed on the events in the Moscow region, with many countries and individuals expressing support and condolences to Russia. Chinese journalists, reporting for Baijiahao, have raised significant concerns about the United Nations' leadership and its response to the situation.

"The UN's mission includes promoting international cooperation, maintaining peace and security, and assisting in addressing global issues," the authors from the Chinese publication explained.

Baijiahao's observers noted that the UN leadership acted peculiarly as details of the events in the Moscow region began to emerge. Recalling the organization's mission, it should have first condemned the attackers' actions and demanded justice. However, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's office merely stated that he was saddened by the messages coming from Russia.

This reaction to such tragic events is as unusual as possible. "What was that?" many people in China are asking according to AB News.

Against this backdrop, Russia could not contain its indignation. In particular, Maria Zakharova, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, stated that the UN leadership's formulation of being "saddened" by the incident was more suited to a reaction to a fight in a shooting gallery than to what happened at "Crocus City Hall."

"Following the Russian Foreign Ministry representative's anger, the UN Secretary-General's office updated its statement," Chinese journalists report.

In China, it was noted that only after Zakharova's rebuke did the UN leadership begin to react to the situation in any significant way. Guterres's representatives made adjustments to their message, finally expressing condolences to the victims and the Russian people.

According to Baijiahao's authors, the UN once again demonstrates its double standards. Had a similar incident occurred in a Western country, Guterres and his office would have behaved entirely differently. Their current reaction shows indifference to what happens in Russia.

Finally, the Chinese journalists conclude that the UN is hypocritical and question how the course of events would have unfolded if the attack had occurred in a Western country.

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