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“Absurd”, says Zelensky about Russia in the presidency of the UN Security Council

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, said this Saturday (1st) that he considers it “absurd” that Russia has assumed the rotating presidency of the Security Council of the United Nations (UN).

For Zelensky, the occupation of the presidency of the council by Russia demonstrates the “total failure” of the institution.

On Saturday, Russia took over the presidency of the UN’s main security body, which changes every month. The last time Moscow held the post was in February 2022, when its troops launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

“Unfortunately, we have some obviously absurd and destructive news,” Zelensky said in a video speech late at night, adding that Russian bombing had killed a five-month-old baby on Friday.

“And at the same time, Russia is chairing the UN Security Council. It’s hard to imagine anything else that proves the utter failure of such institutions,” he said.

The Kremlin said on Friday that it plans to “exercise all its rights” on paper.

Earlier, Zelenskiy’s aide Andriy Yermak also criticized Iran, which Kiev and its allies accuse of supplying Russia with arms. Tehran denies it is supplying Russia with arms.

“It is very significant that on the holiday of a terrorist state – Iran – another terrorist state – Russia – begins to chair the UN Security Council,” Yermak wrote on Twitter, referring to the Islamic Republic of Iran Day holiday. .

Source: CNN Brasil

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