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UN Copter Downed in DRC Noted By UNSC As Questions UNanswered From Press

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UN GATE / SDNY, April 1 –   The day before a UN helicopter was downed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Inner City Press e-mailed questions including about the DRC to 20 at the UN:

"On DRC and Uganda, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that Hundreds of Congolese have fled into Uganda following rebel attacks on their homes.  Officials in North Kivu province said M23 fighters stormed Tchanzu and Runyoni villages.  A Congolese army base was reportedly attacked.  Eyewitnesses say there has been fierce fighting between the rebels and government troops.  The M23, which is mainly made up of ethnic Tutsis, used to be a major fighting force in eastern DR Congo, seizing the regional capital Goma in 2012.  It later engaged in talks with the Congolese government but says its demands have never been met."  

 Those receiving this question were Spokespeople Stephane Dujarric, Farhan Haq, Eri Kaneko and others, the Department of Global Communications' Melissa Fleming, SG Antonio Guterres, DSG Amina J. Mohammed and others. 

  Not one of them answered. 

 Before noon on March 29, Inner City Press e-mailed the same UN parties, and Mona Juul of the Norway Mission of the UN: "  On DRC on which each of you declined to respond to Inner City Press' March 28, 2022 written questions as on Reena Ghelani, what now are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that on Monday, a spokesman for the DR Congo's South Kivu governor accused Rwandan forces of assisting the rebels to attack Congolese army positions and villages in Rutshuru territory.  General Sylvain Ekenge said that two men, allegedly soldiers from the Rwandan army, had been captured during the fighting.  But Rwanda dismissed the allegations, saying that its army was not in any way involved in the neighboring country."  

Again, no answer at all. Then a helicopter with "peacekeepers" from Russia and Serbia and a Pakistani crew was shot down.

Two days later the UN Security Council, under presidency of UK Ambassador Barbara Woodward who canceled her April 1 press conference without spokesman Mungo Woodifield answers Inner City Press request to ask questions, this: "The members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern over the crash of the United Nations Organization Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) helicopter that occurred on 29 March 2022 in North Kivu, which resulted in the death of eight peacekeepers from Pakistan, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Serbia.   The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest condolences to the families of the victims, to Pakistan, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Serbia and to the United Nations.     The members of the Security Council, noting ongoing efforts in this regard, urged the Secretary General, MONUSCO and the Congolese authorities, to conduct swift, thorough and transparent investigations into the crash of the MONUSCO helicopter, in association with relevant troop-contributing countries."

No credible investigation while banning Press.


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