"The Security Council’s response to serious violations of international law is sluggish and inconsistent," said Ukraine’s Ambassador to the UN Volodymyr Yelchenko, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.
In that regard, he cited an example of international norms violations committed by Russia, its aggression against Ukraine, and its abuse of the right of veto in the UN Security Council.
"The temporary occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as well as the areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine clearly demonstrates that violation of the basic principles of international law by a permanent member of the Security Council is one of the most serious threats to peace and security," Yelchenko stressed.
He recalled that Moscow has been pursuing "policy of revenge" and started using military force against other states, including Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine back in the 1990s.
According to Ukrainian diplomat, all these violations occurred "against the backdrop of constant abuse of the right of veto and disregard" of this permanent member of the Security Council for its duty to maintain peace and security.
"Taking this into account, we believe that any potential scenario for reforming the Security Council without limiting the permanent members’ right of veto will be incomplete and will not bring the expected and necessary outcome," stressed the head of the Ukrainian delegation to the UN.