Zelenskyj calls Russia’s UN Security Council presidency “absurd and dangerous” – POLITICO
After a little kid was murdered by artillery fire from Moscow’s invading forces late Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin assumed the rotating monthly leadership of the 15-member United Nations Security Council, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Zelenskyy remarked in his daily speech on Saturday night, “Unfortunately, we have… statements that are manifestly stupid and damaging. “Today, the terrorist state assumed control of the UN Security Council president.”
A five-month-old baby called Danylo was reportedly killed by Russian shells in Donbass on Friday, according to the leader of Ukraine. The Ukrainian leader described the attack as “one of hundreds of artillery assaults launched by the terrorist state every day.” “And Russia is also in charge of the UN Security Council.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s presidency of the Security Council was a “slap in the face to the international community,” according to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, despite the fact that it is primarily ceremonial.
When Russia last presided over the rotating monthly council in February 2022, Putin had just given the go-ahead for a horrific full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Currently, in addition to the five permanent members, the UN Security Council also includes countries that support Ukraine, such as Japan, Ghana, Malta and Albania, as well as others such as the United Arab Emirates, Mozambique and Brazil, which take a more neutral stance on the conflict.
In his Saturday address, Zelenskyy also said he spoke for an hour with French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday. He also welcomed Switzerland’s decision to join the 10th package of sanctions against the Russian state as another temporary member of the UN Security Council.