If there’s one thing we know about Russia and its mendacious leader, it’s that you can never take anything they say at face value. Recently, Russia tried to pull a fast one at the United Nations. At the General Assembly, Russia sponsored a draft resolution whose ostensible topic was the raging coronavirus pandemic. According to an Associated Press story, the resolution called for U.N. solidarity at this time of worldwide crisis and urged an end to trade wars, protectionist practices and unilateral sanctions without U.N. Security Council approval (please do recall that Russia has veto power on the Security Council).
Russia’s resolution had the support of the Central African Republic, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. The European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and Ukraine were opposed.