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Ukraine On Russia’s Safety Council Presidency

Ukraine International Minister known as Russia “an outlaw on the UNSC” (File)

Kyiv, Ukraine:

Russia’s presidency of the UN Safety Council for the month of April is “a slap within the face to the worldwide neighborhood”, Ukraine’s International Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated on Saturday.

“I urge the present UNSC members to thwart any Russian makes an attempt to abuse its presidency,” Dmytro Kuleba stated initially of Russia’s tenure of the physique’s rotating presidency.

In a press release on Twitter, Dmytro Kuleba known as Russia “an outlaw on the UNSC”.

Later this month, Moscow has stated International Minister Sergei Lavrov is planning to chair a UN Safety Council assembly on “efficient multilateralism”.

Russian international ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has additionally stated that Sergei Lavrov will lead a debate on the Center East on April 25.

The USA has criticised Russia’s position and its everlasting seat on the Safety Council.

“A rustic that flagrantly violates the UN Constitution and invades its neighbour has no place on the UN Safety Council,” White Home spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre stated earlier.

“Sadly Russia is a everlasting member of the Safety Council and no possible worldwide authorized pathway exists to alter that actuality,” she added, calling the presidency “a largely ceremonial place.”

Dmytro Kuleba had earlier known as Russia’s Safety Council presidency “a foul joke”.

The presidency rotates each month between the 15 member states, and Moscow final chaired the council in February 2022.

Russia would maintain little affect on choices however could be in control of the agenda.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)



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