Poroshenko to call for stripping Russia of veto right at UN General Assembly session

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called for discussing the deprivation of Russia's veto right at the UN Security Council at the jubilee session of the UN General Assembly.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called for discussing the deprivation of Russia's veto right at the UN Security Council at the jubilee session of the UN General Assembly.

"It is time to pool efforts in order to reform and improve the institutions and instruments which are bound to serve the principles and norms of international law, i.e. the veto right of Russia at the UN Security Council. Russia's aggression against Ukraine has vividly demonstrated the shortcomings of this mechanism. Hopefully, we will launch a related debate at the forthcoming 70th session of the UN General Assembly," Poroshenko said at the Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) in Kiev on Sept.11.

The Ukrainian president believes that the anti-Ukrainian policy of Russia in Donbas and Crimea "has completely ruined" the post-WWII international security system.

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