Russia Gives Firm Comments On Prospects Of Expansion Of The UN Security Council

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Members of the UN Security Council meet at UN headquarters in New York, USA. Photo/REUTERS

MOSCOWRussia supports the expansion of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), but does not recognize Germany and Japan.

The statement was made by the Russian Ambassador to China, Andrey Denisov, on Monday (4/7/2022).

Speaking during the plenary session of the UN World Peace Forum in Beijing, Denisov, whose key statements have been published on the embassy’s social media accounts, claimed, “The Security Council has become a place where Western colleagues carry out propaganda, convey their views. as the ultimate truth.”

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Therefore, according to him, there is an urgent need to reform the United Nations.

“Our country supports expanding the composition of the UN Security Council based on broad consensus. To do this, it is necessary to increase the share of African, Asian and Latin American countries,” Denisov said, explaining this move would make the UN Security Council “more democratic.”

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He added, “Russia is open to the idea of ​​membership for India and Brazil, but not for Germany and Japan, as this will not change the internal balance in any way.”

His remarks followed several calls from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to withdraw Russia’s membership, amid Moscow’s military operations in his country.

The United States, however, has repeatedly made clear that Russia will remain a permanent member of the UN Security Council, as there is no way to exclude the country.

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