Ukraine calls for depriving Russia of its status as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and excluding it from the UN as a whole
Ukraine initiated a complex process aimed at depriving Russia of its status as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and excluding it from the organization as a whole, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in the statement.
According to the ministry, Russia took over the seat of a permanent member of the UN Security Council, bypassing the procedures defined by the UN Charter after the collapse of the USSR.
“Therefore, the Russian Federation has never gone through the legal procedure to be admitted to membership and, therefore, illegally occupies the seat of the USSR in the UN Security Council. From a legal and political point of view, there can be only one conclusion: Russia is a usurper of the Soviet Union’s seat in the UN Security Council,” the statement says.
Also, Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry emphasized that the right of Russia to join the UN in general was also doubtful, as it failed to meet the main criteria for membership in the Organization — the concept of a “peace-loving” state.
“Ukraine is currently suffering from a full-scale invasion by the Russian Federation. This was preceded by eight years of armed aggression against our state,” as said in the statement.