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United Nations and its Useless Efforts to Stop Russia

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The United Nations (UN) was created in 1945 to maintain peace among the nations as one of its main aims. Today, diplomatic efforts seem worthless in the face of the current war between Russia and Ukraine.

The UN has six main bodies. The Security Council and the General Assembly are the most relevant among those. The Security Council’s primary responsibility is to maintain peace and security. It is comprised of 15 members, five of which are permanent members because they are the founding members of the UN, and the other ten are member nations who serve two-year rotations.

The five permanent members of the Security Council are China, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and Russia. Currently, Russia is the chair of the Security Council. These permanent members are granted a special privilege – called the veto right. Any of these five countries have the power to veto or defeat any decision of the council if they disagree with it.  

Last Friday, Albania and the U.S., current members of the Security Council, attempted to pass a resolution “intended to end the Russian Federation’s military offensive against that neighboring State.” Eleven countries voted in favor. China, India, and the United Emirates abstained. Unfortunately, Russia exercised its right as a permanent member and vetoed the resolution.

Although the UN had not achieved its primary objective, the end of the war, the UN Secretary-General called on the nations not to give up. He issued assurances that the UN would keep increasing its efforts to restore peace.

Meanwhile, the Ukraine ambassador called on the nations to break off diplomatic relations with Russia. It was a call that did not resonate with many countries due to their dependence on Russia. Russia is the primary provider of natural gas for Europe and many other nations. For example, Finland depends on Russia for 94% of gas, Germany 49%, and Italy 46%.

In this regard, the situation for the U.S. is not much different than in Europe. Although the U.S. is one of the leading oil and energy producers in the world, its production is insufficient to supply the whole country. Therefore, the U.S. imports oil from Canada, Mexico, and Russia (its third-highest supplier.)

If the U.S. wants to maintain its sovereignty and its leadership worldwide, it must not be coerced into silence.

Concerned Women for America will keep raising its voice and advocating to defend our independence and fight to protect our national sovereignty while safeguarding our nation’s freedom.

A Prayer for Ukraine

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A people suffer at the hand of a tyrant, Lord,
The innocent trapped among the unjust ambitions
Of those who seek power and dominance
So, we come to You for guidance and help.

For You are a Just Judge, Sovereign Father,
You hear the cry of the poor and desolate
And abhor the proud and haughty.
Let Your swift judgment unfold over all the earth.

Bring to light what is unknown
That Your name be praised among all.
Do not let evil men get away with their oppression
Of the humble and displaced.

We pray against this unjust war in Ukraine.
We pray for peace and order and fruitfulness.
We pray for a miraculous unfolding—a frustrating
That turns all meant for evil, for good.

We rejoice at the thought,
Recognizing Your holy signature in such themes—
Over and again, throughout history
The wicked fail, only You prevail.

Let it be so yet again, Lord.
Help us to speak boldly and in truth
To lift our voices in prayer and denunciation
Exposing the dark works of unrighteousness,

And coming to the aid of those who are in need,
The children, and women, most vulnerable of all.
We pray that hope may increase, for it never fails—
Not when You are it, our Hope. Be that for Ukraine.

Amen.

Conflict between Ukraine and Russia

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Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, is threatening to invade Ukraine. He has sent 100,000 troops to prepare for the invasion. Ukraine, which had been a part of the Soviet Union, became an independent country in 1992 after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Putin has always considered Ukraine a part of Russia and is serious about bringing Ukraine back into the fold.

To Putin’s displeasure, Ukraine seems to be more attracted to the European Union (EU) than to Russia. The only reason why they have not joined the EU is that Russia has gotten in their way.

Russia’s primary demand in this situation is that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) withdraws its offer to Ukraine to become one of its members; that has not happened. NATO is an intergovernmental military alliance between 27 European countries, two North American countries, and one Eurasian country that share common principles and values. The goal of NATO is to secure the Euro-Atlantic area. An attack against one country is considered an attack on all the nations.

During the past few days, the international community has come together to find a solution through diplomatic negotiations, but so far, no solution has been found on which Russia and Ukraine can agree.

The EU and the United States have announced that they are ready to deploy troops to support Ukraine. They have also threatened Russia with economic sanctions. But Russia does not seem to care about the economic sanctions; they know that just like China and other countries, they can survive without relations with the EU and the U.S.

It seems apparent that Vladimir Putin has perceived the weakness of President Biden and his diplomacy. While the U.S. President has made climate change a priority for his national security policy, our enemies are using this as an opportunity to advance their interests.

We need the current administration to show firmness and resolve in this situation. Currently, President Biden is considering deploying troops to Ukraine. Unfortunately, this may be necessary, but it is not a solution. The NATO nations must stand firm in their protection of the sovereignty of each of its member nations.

As we as a nation navigate through these uncertain times, we invite you to join us in prayer. We need to pray for peace and to pray for our leaders and the leaders of the world that God will grant them the wisdom to protect their nations and their people before their own interests.