Ukraine to raise issue of Russia's continued membership in UN Security Council
Ukraine wants to strip Russia of its veto power in the UN Security Council.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said this during a telethon
According to Kuleba, on Monday, 26 December, Ukraine will raise the issue of Russia's continued membership of the UN Security Council
We have a very simple question, whether Russia has the right to remain a permanent member of the UN Security Council and to be in the UN at all. We have a convincing and substantiated answer - no, it does not.
In the opinion of the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, now the question of what will happen to Russia after its defeat in the war that it unleashed is no longer a taboo for global diplomacy.
It is worth recalling that during his address to the UN Security Council on 23 November, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy advocated stripping Russia of its veto right in the UN Security Council, pointing out that one seat in the UN Security Council "is still occupied".
Ukraine, being, along with Russia and Belarus, one of the UN founding states, can claim its right to a seat in the UN Security Council as the only one of these three successor states to the USSR that has not violated the UN Charter, and give its representative authority as a member of the Security Council.