The Ukrainian chief not solely used his UN speech to name for Russian fighters and officers to be prosecuted for conflict 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 all over the world.
“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 dying 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 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 suppose that the time of worldwide legislation is gone? In case your reply isn’t any, then it is advisable to act instantly.”
Zelensky provided to host a world convention in Kyiv so as to decide easy methods to reform the worldwide safety system in order to stop future violence elsewhere on the earth.
“We should do every part in our energy to go on to the subsequent technology an efficient UN with the flexibility to reply preventively to safety challenges,” he mentioned.