By Spy Uganda Correspondent
Russian missiles pounded civilian apartment blocks in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, a day after Ukrainian leaders expressed outrage that Moscow is being allowed to take control of the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Saturday that the development exposes the “total bankruptcy” of the world security body, calling Russia‘s move into the presidency “absurd and destructive news.”
“It’s hard to imagine anything that proves more the total bankruptcy of such institutions,” Mr. Zelenskyy said in a video address amid Russian military strikes targeting civilians in Ukraine.
Moscow will assume the UNSC presidency as part of its monthly rotation between the Security Council’s 15 member states, with ties with the West at their lowest point since the Cold War over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Moscow last chaired the council in February 2022 — the same month it invaded Ukraine. The presidency of the United Nations Security Council rotates monthly between 15 member states.
Meanwhile, Moscow has said Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is planning to chair a UN Security Council meeting later this month on “effective multilateralism”.