Russia Tried to Disrupt Zelenskyy’s Appeal to the UN Security Council

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Russia Tried to Disrupt Zelenskyy’s Appeal to the UN Security Council

The president of Ukraine addressed the UN Security Council after the participants voted for it

On 24 August, Volodymyr Zelenskyy joined a United Nations Security Council meeting concerning world security and war in Ukraine. The address of country's leader was addressed to 14 participants in the meeting. Already by tradition, Zelenskyy spoke on video communication, not leaving the country where the war is going.

However, the speeches may not have taken place. Because even Russian diplomats behave like the armed forces of the Russian Federation. Russia demanded a vote on whether to give the president of Ukraine the floor at the meeting. The Russian Federation voted against Zelenskyy's appeal to the Council. 13 other assembly members supported the Ukrainian state's head. The permanent representative of Ukraine reported this to the United Nations Serhii Kyslytsia.

"Well, Russians are notoriously known for being world champions of shooting in the foot; masochistically, they asked to put to the vote Ukraine's request to let Zelenskyy address the Security Council. Nobody supported the Russian negative vote. Strong 13 votes in support of Ukraine," wrote Kyslytsia on Twitter.

Zelenskyy took the opportunity and trust of the conference participants and told them about the situation in Ukraine. He reported on the tragedy in Chapline and the largest Russian crime to date — the transformation of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant into a military facility. The president of Ukraine also called on the IAEA commission to arrive at the nuclear facility as soon as possible.

"It would be symbolic of holding this summit (next year — editor) in Ukraine, where it is decided whether there will be a future at all. This is also solved at the Zaporizhzhia NPP, in our seaports, in the Donbas, in the Crimea," completed Zelenskyy his speech.

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