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 primarily ineffective physique that, due to its design, had failed for many years to uphold peace world wide.
“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 mentioned.
He known 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 mentioned. “Do you assume that the time of worldwide legislation is gone? In case your reply isn’t any, then you have to act instantly.”
Zelensky provided to host a world convention in Kyiv so as to decide reform the worldwide safety system in order to forestall future violence elsewhere on this planet.
“We should do the whole lot in our energy to cross on to the subsequent era an efficient UN with the power to reply preventively to safety challenges,” he mentioned.