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Russia tends to commit heinous crimes during its UN Security Council presidency - Kyslytsia

Russia tends to commit heinous crimes during its UN Security Council presidency - Kyslytsia Sergiy Kyslytsya, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN (photo:

Ukraine has once again pointed out to members of the United Nations Security Council Russia's abuse of veto power within the UN, highlighting the paradox of a country accused of aggression and violating the UN Charter chairing an international organization tasked with maintaining peace, according to a Twitter post from Sergiy Kyslytsya, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN.

The diplomat also warned that Russia is inclined to commit the most heinous crimes during its chairmanship in the UN Security Council.

As an example of such aggression, Kyslytsya cited that on July 8, Russian forces conducted a combined missile strike, resulting in the shelling of Ukraine's largest children's hospital Okhmatdyt and another medical facility in Kyiv.

He highlighted the Kremlin's consistent disregard for the UN Charter since Russia took over the seat of the Soviet Permanent Representation, which Moscow reclaimed after the collapse of the USSR. He once again called on Security Council members to reconsider Russia's use of veto power within the organization.

"In February 2022, Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. However, it all started in December 1991 with the occupation of the Soviet permanent seat when Moscow also presided in the Security Council," the diplomat stated in the post.

Kyslytsya added that the Ukrainian side initiated an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council following Russia's missile terror on the morning of July 8. The meeting is scheduled for 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 9.

"How many more Russian crimes will it take for the issue of the presence of the dictatorial Kremlin regime in the Soviet permanent seat to be addressed? What atrocities must be committed to ensure that the aggressor’s veto is disregarded and the Security Council is able to respond to Russia's aggression and war crimes?" the diplomat questioned.

He also noted that against the backdrop of destroyed hospitals and killed civilians, Russia's bloody 'chairmanship' plans to host its monthly lunch for Council members tomorrow.

"I can barely stomach commenting. Now is not the time for Security Council members to consume Russian kulebyaka and poisonous Russian propaganda at such lunches. Now is the time to act and to force Russia to comply with the UN Charter and international law," emphasized Kyslytsya.

Earlier reports indicated that the UN Security Council will convene on July 9 for an emergency session. It will address Russia's missile strike on the Okhmatdyt children's hospital in Kyiv and other cities across Ukraine.

For more details on the aftermath of the hostile shelling in Kyiv, Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, Sloviansk, and Kramatorsk on July 8, read the article by RBC-Ukraine.