Ukraine described as a "shame" on Saturday (April 1st) the prospect of Russia presiding over the United Nations Security Council for a month, under the rule of the rotating presidency.
"It's not just a shame. This is another symbolic blow to the rules-based system of international relations," Andriy Yermak, chief of staff of the Ukrainian presidency, wrote on Twitter.
It is very telling that on the holiday of one terror state – Iran, another terror state – Russia – begins to preside over the UN Security Council.
It's not just a shame. It is another symbolic blow to the rules-based system of international relations.
— Andriy Yermak (@AndriyYermak) April 1, 2023
The last time Moscow presided over the UN's top body was in February 2022, when Russian troops invaded Ukraine.
The Kremlin said Friday that it intended to "exercise all its rights" at the head of the Fifteen (in reference to the fifteen members of the Security Council, Editor's note).
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