What happened? The start of an unprovoked and unjustified war against another state should lead to the automatic suspension of the membership of the aggressor country in the UN Security Council.
Source. Charles Michel, President of the European Council, during his speech at the UN General Assembly.
Details. According to the politician, the use of the right of veto should be the exception, but now it has become the rule, “and it needs to be changed urgently.”
The five permanent members of the UN Security Council: China, the United States, France, Great Britain and russia have the right to veto resolutions.
Michel recalled his visit to Borodyanka in Kyiv Oblast and said that he had seen the horror of war in the eyes of children and had heard stories about the rape of women by the russian occupiers, torture and mass graves.
Background. The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyi in his video address to the UN General Assembly, called on the international community to block any trade and relations with the russian federation, as well as to take away its decision-making capabilities in international organisations, such as the UN.