Elections in Belarus 2015

NASA Mars water news timed to interrupt Putin UN speech – Russian MP


Russian president Vladimir Putin‘s ideas to resolve international problems were so brilliant that the U.S. needed something exclusive to steal the show, MP Vyacheslav Nikonov, a member of the Kremlin-backed United Russia political party, said.

Putin’s speech was the ‘central element’ of the UN assembly, Nikonov, a grandson of Vyacheslav Molotov, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s foreign minister, believes.

“It is not surprising that the United States held a NASA news conference devoted to water found on Mars at the time when Putin was addressing the UN General Assembly.” Russian state-run news agency TASS quoted Nikonov on September, 28.

“Putin’s speech was tough and concise. He formulated the basic principles of international relations without matching the United States and its allies. He offered concrete steps for resolving major international problems <…> they had to interrupt Putin’s speech with something very serious,” he added.

Belarusian president Alyaksandr Lukashenka also made a speech at the general debate of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Lukashenka's speech at general debate of 70th session of UN GA

The Belarusian leader stated some countries had lost themselves in chaos and anarchy and promised that lawlessness and violence would never ‘take root on the Belarusian soil’. In his opinion, many ‘failed and ineffective’ states have appeared in the 21st century. Their features are ‘absence of law and stability, outrageous inequality, extreme poverty’, etc. And Belarus is not among such states, he said.

Belarusians and Ukrainians of New York held a picket against the policies pursued by Vladimir Putin and Alyaksandr Lukashenka.