The Ukrainian chief not solely used his UN speech to name for Russian fighters and officers to be prosecuted for warfare 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 mentioned.
He referred to as for the Safety Council to both be instantly reformed to make sure fairer world 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 regulation is gone? In case your reply isn’t any, then it is advisable act instantly.”
Zelensky provided to host a worldwide convention in Kyiv in an effort to decide methods to reform the worldwide safety system in order to forestall future violence elsewhere on the earth.
“We should do every thing in our energy to cross on to the subsequent era an efficient UN with the flexibility to reply preventively to safety challenges,” he mentioned.