The head of state calls for the introduction of new and tough global sanctions against Russia, as well as to provide Ukraine with clear and legally binding guarantees of collective security.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the international community to deprive Russia of its permanent membership UN Security Council and excluded from all international organizations.
The head of state announced this during online application to the participants of the UN Security Council meeting.
Zelensky first named five facts of Russia’s violation of the international legal order and law.
“First, Russia ignored the IAEA’s call for the immediate de-occupation of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant and the cessation of any hostile actions against any nuclear facilities of Ukraine. This fact once again proves that Russia is deliberately keeping the world on the brink of a radiation disaster,” the head of state emphasized.
“The second is nuclear blackmail. Threats to use nuclear weapons have become a constant narrative of Russian officials and propagandists. This proves that Russia has no right to possess nuclear weapons, as it is unable to guarantee the safety of the world even against threats to use nuclear weapons,” the president noted.
“Thirdly, last week I presented the Ukrainian peace formula at the UN General Assembly. Russia’s answer to this real path to peace was the announcement of mobilization. Moreover, Russia deliberately focuses mobilization on the indigenous peoples of the territories it controls. And this is not only the territories of the Caucasus or “Siberia, where everything is being done to mobilize as many men as possible from the indigenous peoples. This is also Crimea, which Russia seized in 2014,” Zelensky emphasized.
As the president noted, among all the ethnic groups of Crimea, it was the men of the indigenous people of the Crimean Tatars who received the most Russian mobilization summons – in proportion to the total number.
”This is a frankly genocidal policy!” – emphasized Zelensky.
“The fourth point – in front of the eyes of the whole world, Russia is conducting a frank farce called a “referendum” on the occupied territory of Ukraine. People are forced to fill out some papers under the muzzles of machine guns – for a TV picture. The numbers of the pseudo-referendum results were allegedly drawn in advance. As well as the forced passporting carried out in advance the population of the occupied territories. For what? The answer is in the next point,” Zelenskyy said.
“The fifth is the annexation of captured territories. The most brutal violation of the UN Charter,” the president emphasized.
He noted that it is about Russia’s attempts to steal the territory of another state and erase the norms of international law. “And this is a very cynical attempt to force men in the occupied territory of Ukraine to mobilize into the Russian army in order to send them to fight against their own homeland!” – noted the president.
At the same time, Zelensky emphasized that there is only one way to stop all this.
“The first is the complete isolation of Russia in response to everything it does,” he said.
As the president emphasized, “a state that is currently implementing a genocidal policy, is keeping the world one step away from a radiation catastrophe, and at the same time threatening nuclear strikes cannot remain a permanent member of the UN Security Council with the right of veto.”
“Russia should be excluded from all international organizations. If such exclusion is procedurally complicated, its participation should be suspended,” he added.
“The second is that new and tough global sanctions against Russia are needed. Any annexations in the modern world are a crime against all states at the same time, which consider the inviolability of borders to be vital for them,” Zelenskyy added.
”Thirdly, any Russian criminal actions do not change anything for us. We do not succumb to the blackmail of terrorists. It is in Ukraine and in this war that not only our independence, not only the right to life for our people, but also international law as this,” the head of state said.
He also said that Ukraine should receive all the necessary defense and financial assistance so that the aggressor loses.
”Fourth, Ukraine must receive clear and legally binding guarantees of collective security. Since the independence of our state is of such fundamental importance for many elements of global security, the world also needs a corresponding security architecture,” the president emphasized.
“Fifthly, I want everyone to understand this. Russia’s recognition of these pseudo-referendums as normal, the implementation of the so-called “Crimean scenario” and another attempt to annex Ukrainian territory will mean that there is nothing to talk about with this president of Russia. Annexation – this is the kind of move that pits him alone against all of humanity. This is the kind of clear signal that every state in the world needs right now. I believe in your ability to act!” – concluded the head of state.
Russia in the UN Security Council
As you know, the permanent members of the UN (France, USA, China, Great Britain and Russia) have the right of veto. Russia repeatedly abused it, in particular by promising resolution with a call to withdraw its troops from the territory of Ukraine.
In early April, Volodymyr Zelensky called on the UN exclude Russia from the permanent members of the Security Council.
The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China Wang Yi then said that no one can deprive Russia of the right to play an important role in the UN.
Meanwhile The United States of America advocated reform of the UN Security Council. The permanent representative of the USA, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said that the Russian Federation struck the very basis of the organization’s charter.
Also for the abolition of the right of veto in the UN Security Council system Turkey spoke.