President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged the international community to reform the UN Security Council with regard to the veto. According to him, the UN Security Council has failed to stop the conflict in Syria, as well as Russia's aggression in Ukraine and the annexation of the Crimea.
The UN Security Council failed to ensure peace and security in Syria. It undermines the foundations of the Security Council. The Security Council also doesn’t make enough actions regarding the conflict in Ukraine and the occupation of the Crimea, Poroshenko told a meeting of the UN Security Council.
The President went on to say that Russia uses in Syria the same tactic that was used against Ukraine: supports strengthening of the fighting, and then acts as a mediator in the conflict.
Poroshenko also said that Russia is turning Crimea into a powerful military base uses it to send its troops to Syria.
All this underscores the critical need for the UN Security Council to be reformed. First of all it concerns the veto right. No veto should block the Council when it needs to respond to massive crimes. We should remove this obstacle that the Security Council can work more effectively, said the Head of Ukraine.
Porosheko also reminded that Ukraine confirms the imperative of unconditional compliance with the fundamental principles and norms of the international law.
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