Minister for foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin, who proposed to deprive Russia of the right of veto in the UN Security Council in addressing issues related to Ukraine should put its own house in order before trying to improve the work of international organizations. On Wednesday, 22 February, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, reports TASS.
“I want to meet him one advice: you should first bring order at home, there are things there to solve all the problems and then to undertake for the improvement of the international mechanisms. While international mechanisms without Mr. Klimkin and so work well”, — said the diplomat.
Zakharova added that as soon as Kiev solve its internal problems, “which is now forced to deal with the international community, then his opinion can be heard on other issues”.
Earlier Wednesday, the foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin expressed the view that Russia should be deprived of the right of veto in the UN Security Council when making decisions related to Ukraine. He called for reform of the UN security Council to “stop the misuse of the veto”, Recalling that the third paragraph of article 27 of the UN Charter commits the party “to the dispute, to abstain from voting when making decisions” in the security Council.
Russia along with the USA, China, France and the UK is a permanent member of the UN security Council and has veto power.
Kiev regularly accuses Moscow of involvement in the conflict in the Donbass. The Ukrainian courts refuse to recognize the fact of aggression of Russia against Ukraine. Moscow for its part denies the charges, citing a lack of evidence and stressing that Russia is not a party to domestic conflict.