Zelensky calls Russia’s UN Security Council presidency “absurd and destructive”

Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainian President

© APA | Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainian President

# 02 April 2023 00:39 (UTC +04:00)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky slammed Russia’s United Nations Security Council presidency, which took effect today, in his nightly address Saturday, APA reports citing CNN.

“Unfortunately, we also have news that is obviously absurd and destructive,” Zelensky said. “Today, the terrorist state began to chair the UN Security Council.”

“Yesterday, the Russian army killed another Ukrainian child – a five-month-old boy named Danylo from Avdiivka, in Donbas," Zelensky continued. “His parents were injured. Russian artillery ... One of the hundreds of artillery strikes that the terrorist state launches every day. And at the same time, Russia chairs the UN Security Council.”

Zelensky said such instances “prove the complete bankruptcy” of global institutions, and he argued reform is "clearly overdue" for the Security Council.