Ukraine Initiated Russia’s Expulsion From the UN

by Olha Povaliaieva
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Ukraine Initiated Russia’s Expulsion From the UN

On December 26, Ukraine presented evidence that Russia is a usurpation of the USSR's seat in the UN and its participation is illegitimate

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia, which is part of the Union but not a member of the UN, usurped the USSR's seat in the UN's Security Council. This is a violation of the UN Charter, which prescribes a consistent procedure for joining an international organization. For 31 years, states turned a blind eye to the fact that simply changing the plates from "USSR" to "Russia" does not make the latter a member of the UN and the Security Council. Therefore, Ukraine initiated a process that will exclude Russia from the Security Council and the UN as a whole.

"Ukraine calls on UN member states to restore the application of the UN Charter in the issue of the legitimacy of the Russian Federation's stay in the UN, deprive the Russian Federation of the status of a permanent member of the UN Security Council and exclude it from the UN as a whole. Guided by the principle of equality of UN members, the Russian Federation must go through the same international legal path of gaining membership in the Organization as other countries," fragment of the document on the exclusion of a country sponsoring terrorism from the UN.

Ukraine has launched a comprehensive process of expelling Russia and has enlisted most UN states' support. Every ambassador of Ukraine in a foreign state will work hard to deprive Russia of the right to vote in the Security Council and the place in the United Nations as a whole as soon as possible.

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