Kuleba says Russia’s upcoming presidency of UN Security Council is ‘a bad joke’
Starting in April, Russia will chair the UN Security Council for a month (Photo:МЗС України/Facebook)
Russia taking the presidency of the UN Security Council will be "a bad joke," Ukraine's Foreign Affair Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote on Twitter on March 30.
"The Russian UN Security Council presidency (starting) on April 1 is a bad joke,” Kuleba wrote.
“Russia has usurped its seat; it’s waging a colonial war; its leader is a war criminal wanted by the ICC for kidnapping children.”
Kuleba added that the world wouldn't be a safe place while Russia is a member of the Security Council of the UN.
The current president of the UN Security Council in March 2023 is Mozambique, which is present on the council for the first time.
On March 31, an urgent security council meeting will be held to discuss the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin's threat to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.
From April, Russia is scheduled to take over the security council presidency.
The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants on March 17 for Putin and Russia’s children’s ombudsman, Maria Lvova-Belova, for their involvement in unlawful removal of children from Ukraine since Feb. 24, 2022.
The Kremlin dictator can be arrested in any of they 123 countries that ratified the Rome Statute, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Andriy Kostin has confirmed.
The ICC’s decision means that no negotiations with the Kremlin or a cessation of sanctions against Russian are possible, Ukraine’s Office of the President has said.
Russia reacted as expected, opening criminal cases against judges and prosecutors of the ICC.
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