UN Ukraine condemns Russian presidency of Security Council

Michael M. via AFP Santiago/Getty Images NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 24: Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba speaks during a press conference after a Security Council meeting on the war in Ukraine at the United Nations Headquarters on February 24, 2023 in New York City. Blinken was among the international officials attending the Security Council meeting to mark the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. On Thursday, the UN The General Assembly voted 141-7 in 32 abstentions. A ceasefire in Ukraine and calls for Russia to immediately withdraw its forces. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images North America/AFP via Getty Images)

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba (pictured here) condemned the disastrous symbol sent by the United Nations when Russia assumed the presidency of the UN Security Council on Saturday, April 1. chart.

War in Ukraine – a bad April fool joke. UN As the Russian presidency of the Security Council begins its one-month term this Saturday, April 1, Ukrainian officials condemned the doomsday symbol sent by the United Nations.

“Russian presidency of UN Security Council slaps international community in face”The call was made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, this Saturday, April 1. “Current Members” Executive Committee of the United Nations “to thwart any Russian attempt to abuse its presidency”.

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A few days ago, the head of Ukrainian diplomacy already described the Russian presidency “Bad Comedy”. “A country that systematically violates all the basic rules of international security presides over an organization whose sole purpose is to protect and preserve international security.”He pointed out ironically.

“A terrorist country – Iran, and another terrorist country – Russia – on the UN holidays. This is not just an insult. It is another symbolic blow to the rules-based system of international relations.”President Volodymyr Zelensky also condemned Andriy Yermak’s chief of staff.

The presidency in question

Ukraine has been calling for Russia’s expulsion from the UN Security Council for months. In particular, 31 years ago the UN It considers Moscow usurped the Soviet Union’s seat on the Security Council and has held it illegally ever since.

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“31 years ago, Russia abused the UN Charter and usurped the Soviet Union’s seat on the UN Security Council, bypassing the only legitimate procedure established by the Charter. Russia’s presence in the Security Council and the UN as a whole is illegal”said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine In a press release Released last December.

The Russian presidency has been in question since mid-March when Vladimir Putin, the first head of state in the Security Council, was the subject of an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court for actions related to the war in Ukraine. The head of the Kremlin is remarkable “Allegedly responsible for the war crime of illegal deportation of population (children) from occupied territories of Ukraine to the Russian Federation and illegal transfer of population (children)”.

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