Power v. the rule of law.
Of course you can say (as Churchill did of the Palestinians) that it is the underdog who calls for the rule of law – and that power is right.
But the common experience of most people is that some sort of rule of law is the only alternative to barbarism.
The American representatives were left sitting guiltily on their seats like the gangsters they are.
In 100 years time let’s hope that it is Russia’s call for the rule of law and not American “freedom” (=their business interests) which will have prevailed.