Russia, as a permanent member of the Security Council, can promise the decisions of this UN body, which are aimed at countering its own crimes.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, emphasized that his country advocates the abolition of the right of veto in the system UN Security Council.
The Turkish state agency writes about it Anadolu.
According to Çavuşoğlu, more and more politicians are declaring that “the world is bigger than the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.” He is convinced that the current session of the UN General Assembly has proven that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s call to reform the UN is supported by more and more countries.
In his opinion, the introduction of decision-making by a majority of votes can replace the right of veto. The main thing should be to ensure maximum coverage and justice, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is convinced.
Commenting on the announcement of partial mobilization in Russia, which is a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Çavuşoğlu emphasized that this decision does not bring the end of the war in Ukraine any closer.
“We advocate dialogue and negotiations with the participation of the presidents of the two countries. The negative impact of the war between the Russian Federation and Ukraine is felt by everyone and in all regions,” he said.
Reforming the UN Security Council: what you should know
According to the UN Charter, the Security Council consists of five permanent members who can use the right of veto (France, USA, China, Great Britain and Russia), and 10 non-permanent members elected by the UN General Assembly.
Currently, Russia, as a permanent member of the Security Council, has the right to veto the decisions of this UN body, which are aimed at countering its own crimes. For example, on February 25, 2022, the Russian Federation used this right and promised a Security Council resolution condemning its invasion of Ukraine and calling on Moscow to immediately withdraw troops from Ukrainian territory.
Speaking at the UN Security Council in April, President Volodymyr Zelenskyi said that the UN should exclude the Russian Federation from the permanent members of the Security Council
Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Serhiy Kyslytsia convinced, that this will not happen because the country has nuclear weapons. Wang Yi, the head of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, who has the right of veto in the Republic of Belarus, has already spoken against such an exclusion.
However, against the background of the war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine, the leaders of various countries still called for the reform of the Republic of Belarus.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, speaking at the UN General Assembly, called for an increase in the number of permanent members of the RB, in particular, asked to give a place to Germany. And US President Joe Biden said in his speech that he supports expanding the number of permanent and non-permanent members of the Security Council.
Calls to change the principle of applying the veto came, in particular, from Turkey. In the USA as well support Liechtenstein’s idea to change the veto rules, obliging the permanent members to explain the decisions to the General Assembly.
Volodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN in 2015-2019, expressed the opinion that the only way out in order to get rid of the situation where Russia can block any decisions of the UN Security Council directed against its crimes is excluding her from the organization.
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