The Ukrainian chief not solely used his UN speech to name for Russian fighters and officers to be prosecuted for battle crimes, however to lambast the Safety Council as an basically ineffective physique that, because of its design, had failed for many years to uphold peace around the globe.
“The place is the safety that the Safety Council is meant to be assured?” he requested incredulously.
The veto energy Russia enjoys as one of many 5 everlasting members of the 15-member Safety Council has enabled the nation to hold on its marketing campaign of violence and mass demise in Ukraine with out worry of worldwide intervention, Zelensky stated.
He referred to as for the Safety Council to both be instantly reformed to make sure fairer international illustration and for Russia’s veto to be eliminated, or for the physique to be dissolved altogether.
“Are you prepared to shut the UN?” he stated. “Do you assume that the time of worldwide legislation is gone? In case your reply is not any, then it’s essential to act instantly.”
Zelensky supplied to host a world convention in Kyiv with the intention to decide the right way to reform the worldwide safety system in order to forestall future violence elsewhere on the earth.
“We should do all the things in our energy to go on to the subsequent era an efficient UN with the flexibility to reply preventively to safety challenges,” he stated.