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Ukraine joined the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member

The 70th UN General Assembly chose the new members of the UN Security Council
Ukraine joined the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member

Ukraine, Egypt, Senegal, Uruguay and Japan became non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for 2016-2017, Joifo.ua reports.

The 70th UN General Assembly chose the new members of the UN Security Council. All of them have been supported by the required two-thirds of the delegations from 193 countries.

Egypt scored 179 votes, Senegal – 187, Uruguay – 185, Japan – 184. Ukraine has received the l east votes – 177 – among the five countries.

On January 1, 2016 these five countries will replace Chad and Nigeria, Lithuania, Chile and Jordan in the UN Security Council, whose two-year term comes to an end, and will join Angola, Venezuela, Spain, Malaysia and New Zealand, whose mandate expires at the end of 2016.

The UN Security Council consists of 15 countries. The permanent members of the organization are only five of them: the United Kingdom, China, and the Russian Federation (as the successor to the USSR), the United States and France. They also have the right of veto during the voting.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko noted that Ukraine in the UN Security Council means global support pro-Ukrainian coalition.