The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, emphasized that Russia is illegally in the UN Security Council, so it cannot preside there.

The minister wrote about this on his Twitter.

"Russia's chairmanship of the UN Security Council is a slap in the face to the international community. I call on the current members of the UN Security Council to prevent any attempts by Russia to abuse its presidency. I also remind you that Russia is outlawed in the UN Security Council," Kuleba wrote.

We will remind you that Russia will chair the UN Security Council until April 2023.

In particular, it will change Mozambique.

Why Russia's presence in the UN Security Council is illegal

Last December, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine published a statement regarding the illegitimacy of the presence of the Russian Federation in the UN Security Council and the UN.

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the fall of the Soviet Union in December 1991 left unresolved the issue of international rights and obligations of the USSR. 

From the point of view of international law, the issue of the status of a UN member state and a permanent member of the UN Security Council, which the Russian Federation has, remains unresolved.

Russia, for its part, considers the issue resolved, referring to the fact that on December 24, 1991, and publicly on December 31, 1991, a sign with the name of the Russian Federation appeared in the UN Security Council. 

In fact, according to the UN Charter, there was never any legal basis for this.

The Russian Federation took the place of a permanent member of the UN Security Council, bypassing the procedures defined by the UN Charter.

This happened on the basis of an ordinary letter of the President of the RSFSR, Boris Yeltsin, addressed to the Secretary General of the United Nations. 

The current UN Charter does not contain the word "Russian Federation". 

These words are also absent in Article 23 of the UN Charter, which lists the permanent members of the UN Security Council.

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