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UN Security Council launches mechanism on depriving Russia of veto

Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, Yuriy Sergeyev, said that the first step to deprivation of the veto right in the UN Security Council had already been made.
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Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, Yuriy Sergeyev, said that the mechanisms for the deprivation of the member states of the right of veto in the UN Security Council had been started, but it was necessary to clarify the provisions of some articles of the Charter of the Organization. He stated this in an interview with Ukrinform,  Joinfo.ua reports.

“In order to apply this mechanism (denial of the right of veto – ed.) especially against a permanent member of the UN Security Council, it is necessary to clarify the provisions of some articles in terms of their implementation. For example, of Article 27, which states that the country, which is a party to the conflict – and Russia is a party – should be deprived of the right to vote in the consideration of this particular issue,” said Sergeyev.

Besides the 27th article, according to the Permanent Representative of Ukraine, it is needed to revise Article 6 of the UN Charter, which can give an opportunity to exclude Russia from the Organization.

“We refer to the Article 6 of the UN Charter on Membership in the Organization. It states that a country that constantly violates the principles embodied in the Charter, should be excluded from the Organization. The tribune of the UN during the General Assembly will be used both by us and by other states interested in the issue in order to establish clear mechanisms of punishment of the states that commit such violations. First of all, we are referring to Russia,” said the Permanent Representative.

It should be recalled that Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, voted against the resolution on the establishment of the tribunal to investigate the causes of the Boeing-777 crash.