Attempts to isolate Russia failed – EU member – RT World News
Western countries have failed in their efforts to make Russia a pariah on the world stage as the country assumed the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister said on Saturday. foreigners Pawel Jablonski.
Speaking to Telewizja Republika TV, Jablonski was asked to comment on remarks by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, who spoke out against Moscow assuming the lead role in the UNSC on April 1, describing him as “a bad joke.”
“It’s not funny at all, because unfortunately it serves as proof that in international organizations this mechanism of isolating Russia is not working as it should,” he added. Jablonski, reiterating that Warsaw wants to deprive Moscow of the possibility of influencing other countries.
He added that the Russian presidency in the Council did not bode well for anyone, suggesting that he should be “excluded or suspended” of the UN and the UNSC. However, Russia is one of the five permanent members of the council and has a right of veto, which makes its exclusion practically impossible.
Jablonski conceded that despite the conflict in Ukraine, Moscow has many allies in other countries, especially those that were once Western colonies.
Russia assumed the monthly rotating presidency of the UNSC on Saturday, which moves from country to country among its 15 member states, in English alphabetical order since 1946.
As the development sparked condemnation of Ukraine, the United States took a different tone, with White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre urging Russia “behave in a professional manner”. She added that there is “no feasible international legal route” change the reality in which Russia is a permanent member of the Security Council.
On Saturday, Russia’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, Dmitry Polyansky, said the UNSC presidency had “put shame” that of Moscow “Malicious enemies and critics.
He also swore that Russia “act as an honest broker” in the international organization. “Unlike our former Western partners, we play fair on the international stage and do not promote double standards.”
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