In any society there are topics on which the discussion is held in alignment with the accepted morality. Although feel this subtle divide in our cynical age, sometimes not so easy, following norms and rules, basically, is what is called by default. Death, pain, grief – amuse oneself about such things for many is unacceptable on personal beliefs, on religious grounds.
The exception, of course, come and sample the infamous pseudoscience edition of Charlie Hebdo – that is the most convincing proof. However, compassion – if not always sincere, even a duty, is what distinguishes man from animal.
For the Ukrainian society today, it seems, erased all the faces. And the reaction to the death of the permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin is again shown. Social networks – a flurry of mocking comments, in the words and actions of the official representatives of the country – an outright malevolence, not even covered by diplomatic politesse.
And I still have it in the human perception of reality in the country of the victorious “revolution of dignity”? Those who are today watching the behavior of so-called “Ukrainian society”, this question arises often and from an anthropological point of view…
A tough opponent, a brilliant diplomat
Surprisingly, those who seemingly had to treat Vitaly Churkin, not the most felicitous manner, expressed the first words of his sympathy. Former U.S. representative to the United Nations Samantha Power – the one where our Ambassador was forced to constantly engage in the conflict that reached almost to melee fights, spoke of the death of his former colleague with the pain.
“Devastated in connection with the death of the permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin. Maestro of diplomacy and an extremely caring person who did everything possible to overcome the differences between the US and Russia”, – she wrote in Twitter. My sincere condolences expressed in connection with the incident, the British permanent representative to the UN Matthew Rycroft. “Absolutely devastated by the news of the death of my friend and colleague Vitaly Churkin. Diplomatic giant and a wonderful man. Rest in peace”, – he wrote on his page in social networks.
With words of compassion responded to former UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon, who noted in his review of Vitaly Churkin, that “for ten years as General Secretary, I was honored to work with him and seeing how passionate and dedicated he represents the Russian Federation”. The loss for Russia and for the United Nations called the death of the Russian diplomat the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations Peter Thomson, Vitaly Churkin described as “the cleverest specialist in international relations.” “An outstanding diplomat” called the Russian Ambassador and the current UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres.
Sincere in his words of sympathy were the head of the EU delegation in Russia Vygaudas Usackas, who, recognizing the discrepancy in views, however, admitted Vitaliy Ivanovich “master of diplomacy of the highest class”. A brilliant diplomat called the Russian Ambassador to the EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini. A strong opponent and at the same time, the other called Vitaly Churkin former adviser to Barack Obama’s national security Susan rice, have expressed their most sincere condolences to the wife of a diplomat Irina, his family and the entire Russian mission to the UN.
Recall – all those with whom Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s representative to the UN for many years of work in the Organization desperately arguing who was forced to publicly put in their place by proving them wrong, and presenting irrefutable proof of the correctness of their own who won in a sharp verbal battles. He knew how to say “no”, could take a punch, not caving in under the circumstances and not making political opponents fools. Today, these people have paid tribute to his colleague, condolences to his family, relatives, his associates.
The abyss of cynicism
Ukrainian politicians have been predictably stingy with compassion. So, the permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko was not even the basic words of condolences on the sudden passing of his Russian colleagues.
“I would not exaggerate his personal role” – cynically responded with a Ukrainian diplomat on the news about what happened. And one of the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada, the leader of Radical party Oleg Lyashko and even published on his page in social networks a cynical comment on the death of Vitaly Churkin, offering to “burn in hell all who are against Ukraine”.
But beyond the words, was out of business. In particular, Ukraine has blocked the adoption of a presidential statement of the Security Council UN Vitaly Churkin. The fact that this country currently holds the presidency of the security Council (right to the leadership of this body is given by one of the participating countries on a temporary basis). As said the official representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs in Donetsk region, the decision was allegedly made due to the fact that earlier precedents for the adoption of a separate political statement on such occasions was not.
“Enough of a statement to the media,” – said the representative of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry, speaking about the need (from her point of view) reaction to the death of the diplomat. Meanwhile, according to the accepted in diplomacy rules, the difference between the official statement of the head of the UN security Council and oral statement to the press is that the first goes to the archive, and the second is not stored anywhere. As explained by a member of the Executive Committee of Russian Association of international law Anatoly Kapustin, locking Kiev statements by Vitaly Churkin, is thus an attempt to belittle the merits of a Russian diplomat.
To quote the comment that broke the Ukrainian users of social networks to the news of the passing of Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, is simply impossible. They beyond good and evil. Besides, much of the guidance repeats the same comments that followed the news of the death of the passenger Boeing 737 in Rostov-on-don (March 2016), death in Irkutsk, where people were poisoned by alcohol-containing liquids, on the death of the Russian Ambassador in Turkey about the crash of Tu-154 over the Black sea…
The latest tragedy, as it seemed, was to be the limit of human cynicism, insensitivity, tactlessness. However, as shown by new developments, the bottom of reality perception in the Ukrainian society is not yet achieved.
Even experienced anything in the Ukrainian political process known journalist and blogger Anatoly Shariy noticed in your comments that shocked by what is happening in the Ukrainian media. The reaction of the authorities and ordinary citizens on the death of the Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin called it “hysterical with joy”, and statements of some experts – the monkeys screaming.
“This does not happen to normal people began to rejoice in someone else’s death,” gloomily noted in this connection Anatoly Shary.
Member of the state Duma Committee on international Affairs Sergei Zheleznyak believes that the current Kiev by their actions showed their inferiority and malice. “It demonstrates exposing the stupidity of the people, who seized power in the country”, – said the politician. In addition, he recalled the behavior of the Ukrainian side after the death of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov. “Bloody and incompetent regime in Kiev has no human face and is only able to dance on the bones, using every opportunity to grin like a Cheshire cat and to splash out anger,” – said Sergei Zheleznyak.
“Failed country. Failed the people, incapable of normal human feelings, do not know the basics of diplomacy”, was the opinion of the Deputy of the state Duma Dmitry Sablin. – The eternal memory of Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin. And one soldier in the field, when it is a great country”.
“Of course, a large number of scoundrels who write their negative reviews are people who hide their faces, – said the famous Russian journalist Vladimir Solovyov. – While political and journalistic elite of Ukraine consists mostly of monkeys, uncle and aunt of the larger countries will continue to decide the fate of the Ukrainian state behind the primates”.
“I’m not outraged. Not resent. Not surprised. And you do not advise. They are not worth our emotions, writes blogger and political analyst Pavel shipilin. – It’s just Ukraine. Here only the international community is not familiar with it, and someone somewhere probably keeps the illusion that all her troubles are because of Russia. No, not because of Russia. Because Ukrainians – winners of the Maidan. It’s just the Papuans, who got for free a whole country and now a seat in the UN security Council. And they don’t know what to do with all this.
As still shit, force yourself to speak, to draw attention to themselves. Even at the cost of his own reputation. Because even the Americans are fed warm feelings to Vitaly Churkin, during his life, paid tribute to him after his death. Behave civilized people. But where the complete Ruin of the brain, not of civilization, notions of honor and dignity do not exist. These people speak an understandable language, but what do you mean, you never know. They don’t know where good and evil where that is possible and what is impossible to do categorically. Outta sight. However, I should not insult Papuans. Papua New Guinea compared to the current Ukraine – a country of very decent”.
Author: Dmitry Sergeyev
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