: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine Foreign Minister slams Russia`s veto abuse at UNSC

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, who is chairing today`s meeting of the United Nations Security Council on unresolved conflicts in Europe, has called to reform the organization to prevent further veto power abuses by Russia.

”We need urgently to reform the Security Council in order to remove the veto power abuses,” said Klimkin, speaking at the meeting, Director of MFA Ukraine Political Department Oleksiy Makeiev tweeted.

He added that the UNSC should be capable of efficiently addressing ”bloody conflicts” regardless of the possible presence of a party to the conflict at this table as the Security Council permanent member.

It is no longer acceptable that paragraph 3 of Article 27 of the Chapter, namely that ”a party to a dispute shall abstain from voting,” continues to be blatantly ignored, according to Klimkin.

”It is imperative that clear proceedings are introduced for the proper implementation of this Article,” the Ukrainian foreign minister said.

Earlier, Russia had effectively exercised its veto power to block the resolution o setting up an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the downing of MH17.


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