EU will stand guard in opposition to any Russian abuse of UN presidency: Borrell

Russia, one of many 5 everlasting members of the UN Safety Council, on Saturday assumed its presidency as a part of the month-to-month rotation between its 15 members.

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“Regardless of being a everlasting member of the Safety Council, Russia constantly violates the very essence of the UN authorized framework,” EU international coverage chief Joseph Borrell tweeted late on Saturday.

“The EU will stand in opposition to any abuse by [the] Russian presidency,” he stated.

Russia’s ties with the West have sunk to their lowest level because the Chilly Struggle over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Kyiv has branded the presidency as “a slap within the face.”

Moscow final chaired the council in February 2022, the identical month it invaded Ukraine – prompting Kyiv to name for Russia’s elimination from the council.

Russia will maintain little affect on choices however will likely be in control of the agenda.

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