Revealed By: Saurabh Verma
Final Up to date: April 01, 2023, 19:46 IST
Russia’s presidency of the UN Safety Council for the month of April is “a slap within the face to the worldwide group”, 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,” Kuleba stated initially of Russia’s tenure of the physique’s rotating presidency.
In an announcement on Twitter, Kuleba referred to 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 Lavrov will lead a debate on the Center East on April 25.
America has criticised Russia’s function 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.”
Kuleba had earlier referred to 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 can be in command of the agenda.
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