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The international community's pressure on Russia continues.

The US State Department has proposed removing Russia's membership to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Russian Foreign Minister's speech to the Human Rights Council led to the group's expulsion of diplomats.



Correspondent Yunsoo Kim from Washington, DC.



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] U.S. Secretary of State Blincoln, speaking at a high-level session of the UN Human Rights Council, accused Russia of creating a serious humanitarian crisis with the attack on Ukraine.



He proposed that Russia be stripped of its membership on the UN Human Rights Council, citing that Russia's violations of international law are still on the rise by the hour.



[Blincoln/Secretary of State: One could reasonably ask whether we should allow any UN member to remain on this board who seeks to occupy another UN member state while causing horrific human rights violations and tremendous humanitarian suffering.]



Russian Foreign Minister Speech In the order, many diplomats expressed their will to protest by leaving the protests, and Choi Jong-moon, 2nd Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, also joined the condemnation of Russia.



[Choi Jong-moon/Second Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs: The Russian invasion clearly violates the UN Charter, and the Korean government strongly condemns it.] The Korean government,



which previously announced measures to participate in its own sanctions against Russia, such as suspending transactions with Russian banks and suspending investment in government bonds, has entered into follow-up consultations with the United States.



The two countries have started full-fledged working-level discussions on the application of export control exceptions that do not require US screening when exporting products containing US technology to Russia.



U.S. Treasury Secretary Adeyemo, who oversees sanctions against Russia, said he welcomed South Korea's participation in sanctions and that the two countries agreed to work closely together to respond to Russia in the future.

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