Kyiv wants to remove Russia from the UN Security Council

“We have a very simple question: does Russia have the right to remain a permanent member of the UN Security Council and to be in the UN?” – said the Ukrainian Foreign Minister.

Ukraine will ask to expel Russia from the UN Security Council on Monday, December 26, the day after Vladimir Putin’s new statements against the West “divide and rule“.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba also plans to demand Russia’s removal from the UN Security Council on Monday. “We will make our position known officially. We have a very simple question: does Russia have the right to remain a permanent member of the UN Security Council and to be in the UN? he said, speaking late on Christmas Eve on a nationally televised marathon. We have a convincing and reasoned answer: no, it is not.»

“Historic Russia”

On Monday morning, Russian air defense forces shot down a Ukrainian drone as it approached an air base in southern Russia. A day ago, the Russian president tried to justify the Kremlin’s military offensive against Ukraine, which has lasted for more than 10 months, but still does not allow Russia to achieve its goals.

Everything is based on the policy of our geopolitical enemies, who aim to divide Russia, historical Russia“, a short excerpt condemned Vladimir Putin in an interview published by public television on Sunday. The Russian president regularly uses the concept of “.historical russiaTo justify the military intervention in Ukraine by the need to bring together Ukrainians and Russians who will form one nation.

“It’s a very old system”

“”Divide and rule: they have always tried to do this, now they are trying to do this, but our goal is completely different: to unite the Russian people.“, he said. According to Vladimir Putin, the Russian armymoving in the right direction“In Ukraine. And he promised that Russian troops would remove the Patriot air defense system that Kiev bought from the Americans this week.

Of course we will destroy it, 100%!“Three days after claiming to find the army, Vladimir Putin launched”antidote“meet”This is a very old system“. In addition to the Patriot system, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky left his visit to the United States with a promise of $45 billion in aid provided for in the next American federal budget.

If Russia’s General Staff confirms its intention to occupy the entire industrial region, Vladimir Zelensky has vowed that he will take four Ukrainian regions annexed by Russia at the end of September – Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia, Kherson – as well as Crimea, which was annexed in 2014. peninsula.

The end of the “dark” year

He chargedterroristsThe Russians carried out bombings against the center of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson on November 11, after an eight-month occupation by Moscow troops. The central market and adjacent streets were bombed, at least 10 people died and 55 were injured.terrorismaccording to Mr. Zelensky. The President of Ukraine thanked “everyone who came to Kherson for help“to”rescue the wounded“.

He also urged Ukrainians to prepare for new attacks by the end of the year. “We must know that our enemy will try to make this moment dark and difficultVladimir Saldo, head of the pro-Russian administration in Kherson, blamed the attack on the Ukrainian army.of course, a painful provocation aimed at accusing the armed forces of the Russian Federation“.

Refusal of “Russian influence”.

Orthodox Christians celebrated Christmas together with Catholics in Kiev on Sunday, a sign of strong protest against Russian religious authorities, who will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in two weeks. “The war brought us a lot of sadness“, faithful Olga Stanko told AFP at a church in the city center. “We cannot remain under the influence of Russia“, he added, although the military conflict has moved on religious lines in recent weeks.

The majority-Orthodox Ukraine is divided between the church, which is actually dependent on the Moscow Patriarchate – which announced in late May that it had severed ties with Russia in response to the Russian attack – and the independent Russian Church. control.

The latter, established at the end of 2018, pledged allegiance to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, headquartered in Istanbul. During his traditional Christmas message in St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Pope Francis called him “their guns are silentOn the land of Ukraine.

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