Russia's attack on Ukraine as a permanent member of the UN Security Council undermines the credibility of the United Nations itself.
According to Ukrinform, this was stated by New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaya Mahuta during a speech at the general debate of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
"To witness a permanent member of the UN Security Council launch an unprovoked attack on a sovereign state, attempting to annex its territory and waging war against its civilian population was and remains shocking. Russia's actions violate the fundamental principles of international law. How can the younger generation trust the UN when a permanent member of the Security Council acts in a manner that is so fundamentally contrary to the UN Charter?" she said.
Makhuta emphasized that Russia must be held accountable for this aggression in international courts.
"New Zealand strongly supports efforts to bring Russia to justice in both the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court," she said.-
The New Zealand Foreign Minister also pointed to the growing nuclear risks due to the Russian war and emphasized that "nuclear weapons should never be used."
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 25/09/2023