Before his speech at the UN General Assembly, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for the expulsion of Russia from the Security Council, Tagesschau reports.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy criticizes the UN for allowing Russia to remain in power despite its aggressive war against his country.
The head of state noted that the international community "still has - it's a shame, but still - a place for Russian terrorists."
It is noted that Russia is a permanent member of this body and has the right of veto.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is also expected to speak at the UN General Assembly meeting. Asked whether Zelenskyy would stay in the hall and listen to his speech, the Ukrainian president said: "I don't know how it will be, I really don't know."
Zelenskyy will speak at the UN General Assembly this afternoon. The debate will focus on war and climate. Only US President Joe Biden will participate in the General Assembly debate among the leaders of the five founding states of the UN.
Earlier, LB.ua's sources in diplomatic circles reported that Zelenskyy would not present the "peace formula" at the UN General Assembly, but would instead promote it and inform countries about the implementation of certain points of the formula. At the same time, the Ukrainian side intends to expand the geography by inviting a certain number of states to join President Zelenskyy's peace initiative.
Last year, the Ukrainian president also took part in the UN General Assembly, but did not come in person and communicated via video.