Ukraine to officially address Russia’s exclusion from UN Security Council

26 December 2022, 11:25 AM
Russia continues to be a member of the UN Security Council (Photo:REUTERS/Mike Segar)

Russia continues to be a member of the UN Security Council (Photo:REUTERS/Mike Segar)

Ukraine will officially raise the question of Russia's exclusion from the United Nations Security Council on Dec. 26, according to a statement made by Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Dec. 25 on national television.

“Tomorrow we will officially present our position,” he said.

“We have a very simple question — does Russia have the right to remain a permanent member of the UN Security Council and the UN in general?”

He noted that Ukraine’s partners have also started to raise the potential of Russia’s  denuclearization more often.

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“These issues are not yet discussed at press conferences and in public statements by the leaders of states and governments, but at a lower level, people are already asking the question — what should Russia become so that it does not pose a threat to peace and security,” Kuleba said.

On Dec. 20, Kuleba said that Ukraine was preparing official steps to prove that Russia illegitimately  occupies a permanent seat at the UN Security Council.

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