The United Nations is at an impasse over aggression, and humanity no longer trusts the UN to protect nations' sovereign borders. President Volodymyr Zelensky said this at a meeting of the UN Security.
The United Nations is at an impasse over aggression, and humanity no longer trusts the UN to protect nations' sovereign borders.
“574 days of pain, loss and struggle have passed since the start of full-scale aggression by a state that, for some reason, is still a permanent member of the UN Security Council. "Russia has killed at least tens of thousands of our people, and we have created millions of refugees by destroying their homes," he said. he.
The president noted that most of the world recognizes the truth about the war, that it is "a crime and unprovoked aggression by Russia against Ukraine, aimed at seizing its territory and resources.
But not only that. With its aggression, the terrorist state aims to undermine all international norms that should protect the world from wars. And I am grateful to everyone in the world who recognized Russia's aggression as a violation of the United Nations Charter. Ukraine exercises its right to self-defense. Help For Ukraine, using weapons, applying sanctions, exerting comprehensive pressure on the aggressor, voting for appropriate resolutions means helping to protect the United Nations Charter", Zelensky said.
He emphasized that the resolutions of the UN General Assembly confirm the fact that the only source of this war is Russia.
“However, this did not change anything for Russia at the UN. But it was situations like these that changed everything for the UN. We must admit that the Organization is at a dead end when it comes to aggression. Humanity no longer trusts the UN to protect nations' sovereign borders. World leaders are looking for new platforms and alliances that could reduce the catastrophic volume of problems that here, within these walls, are met with rhetoric instead of real solutions, fulfilling the desire for compromises with murderers, not protection of life... If protection is to be successful, life must be protected uncompromisingly," said the president.
He noted that the power of veto "in the hands of the aggressor" had led the UN to a dead end.
“Everyone in the world can see what exactly makes the UN ineffective. This seat on the Security Council, which Russia illegally occupies as a result of intriguing manipulations after the collapse of the Soviet Union, is occupied by liars whose job it is to justify the aggression and genocide committed by Russia. And all the actions of the UN - whether the Security Council or the General Assembly - that could stop this aggression, break the privilege that this seat gives to the aggressor. A veto in the hands of an aggressor is what has led the UN to a dead end," Zelensky said.