In his UN address, the Ukrainian leader called for the prosecution of Russian fighters and officials for war crimes and criticized the Security Council as an essentially useless body that, thanks to its design, has failed to uphold peace for decades. the world
“Where is the security to be guaranteed by the Security Council?” he asked incredulously.
Zelensky said Russia’s veto power as one of the five permanent members of the 15-member Security Council enabled the country to carry out a campaign of violence and mass death in Ukraine without fear of international intervention.
He called for the Security Council to be immediately reformed to ensure fairer global representation and to remove Russia’s veto or dissolve the body altogether.
“Are you ready to shut down the UN?” He said. “Do you think the time of international law has passed? If your answer is no, you need to act immediately.
Zelensky offered to organize a global conference in Kyiv to decide how to reform the global security system so as to prevent future violence elsewhere in the world.
“We must do everything in our power to pass on to the next generation an effective UN capable of responding proactively to security challenges,” he said.