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Germany does not support the removal of Russia's veto power

Sep 21, 2023

German Foreign Minister Annalena Böhrbock opposed Volodymyr Zelenskyy's proposal to reform the UN Security Council, in particular, to deprive Russia of its veto, which is currently paralyzing the Organization's work.

Burbock said this in an interview with ARD on Wednesday evening.

According to the German foreign minister, Berlin "does not support" the deprivation of Russia's veto in the Security Council, and I have clearly and repeatedly told my Ukrainian interlocutors about this.


"This is not a case where we support everything that comes from the Ukrainian government. This is also important for discussions in Germany," Burbock said.

She also expressed reservations about Zelenskyy's proposal to give Germany a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

"We can't say: okay, let's just change the Security Council. That would be a bit naive," the German minister said, reminding that there are a number of other states that are candidates for permanent membership in the Security Council.

Author - Olena Madiak, 21/09/2023

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