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The Kremlin said on Monday that the UN Security Council should be reformed and include countries that have gained influence in recent years.

The UN Security Council needs transformation to maximize its effectiveness, Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, told reporters.

Peskov's words are a comment on US President Joe Bidena's plans to present a proposal for expanding the membership of the permanent members of the UN Security Council.

In addition, Peskov noted, the UN Security Council also needs greater inclusion" in terms of participation precisely those countries that have recently acquired an additional role and have a much greater influence on global security, the world economy and are increasingly declaring their importance.

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Earlier, the coordinator for strategic communications at the National Security Council (NSC) of the White House, John Kirby, in an interview with the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, said that Biden in his speech at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly will confirm Washington's desire to expand the UN Security Council.

The UN Security Council currently has five permanent members: Russia, Britain, China, the United States and France. Each of these countries has a veto power in the council. Ten council members elected geographically for two-year terms have non-permanent membership status.


Dmitry Peskov