A country led by an accused war criminal is now in charge of the United Nations Security Council.
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba described Russia assuming the council presidency on April 1 as its brutal invasion of Ukraine stretches into a second year as “the world’s worst April Fool’s joke.”.
“The country which systematically violates all fundamental rules of international security is presiding over a body whose only mission is to safeguard and protect international security,” Kuleba said.
Presidency of the security council rotates alphabetically among its 15 member nations.
Few remember that Russia was last president of the council in February 2022 – during the run-up to its invasion of Ukraine.
But is it possible to boot Russia off the Council or even the entire UN over its actions in Ukraine?.
“A country that flagrantly violates the UN charter and invades their smaller neighbor has no place on the UN Security Council. »