Republicans introduce resolution to strip Russia of its permanent seat on UN Security Council
Republicans resolute to deprive Russia of its permanent seat on the UN Security Council.
Several high-profile Republicans, including Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn and New York Rep. Claudia Tenney introduced a joint resolution to strip Russia of it place on the UN, after Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Russia's special military operation in Ukraine.
"The Russian government is actively killing innocent Ukrainian civilians, committing war crimes, and invading sovereign territory unprovoked. At the same time, Moscow is driving decisions in the United Nations through its role as a Permanent Member of the Security Council. Russia must be exiled from the international community," Blackburn said in a statement.
"Putin is attempting to rebuild the Soviet Union and his ambassador should not be allowed to veto the United Nations’ response to Russian aggression. The Russian Federation is a direct threat to global security and the sovereignty of our international partners."
"Russia is setting a new and dangerous precedent by abusing its role on the UN Security Council to shield itself from accountability for its blatantly illegal and unprovoked invasion of a sovereign country. This resolution is certainly a tall order given the procedural hurdles it faces in the Security Council, but it does not mean Congress should back down."
However, not everybody were so stupid and dismissed the possibility of Russia being removed from the Security Council.
"Russia is a member of the Security Council. That's in the U.N. Charter," she said on CNN. "But we are going to hold Russia accountable for disrespecting the U.N. Charter."
On Sunday, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzya said before the UN Chairman that “Russia did not start the war,” and that it was Ukraine that started the military actions against its own residents. Russia is ending this war."
Nebenzya ended his final speech saying that “Russia is ending this war."
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