Zakharova: Kiev's call to remove Russia from UNSC is just 'dog barks'
The five permanent members of the 15-seat UN Security Council have veto power that can block any resolution proposed by any member.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova brushed off Ukraine’s calls to expel Russia from the United Nations Security Council, as she told Sputnik journalists on Wednesday: “Do nothing. This is the case when the dogs bark, but the caravan goes on. Do nothing,” after being asked about Russia's possible reaction.
Zakharova added that Ukraine clearly doesn't enjoy a clean record: “They completely ruined the country, brought it to the brink of disaster. We just need to take it into consideration, build our policy accordingly,"
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Sunday that Kiev will call for Russia to be stripped of its permanent membership in the UN Security Council, which Russia sits on with the US, the UK, France, and China.
"Tomorrow we will officially express our position. We have a very simple question: Does Russia have the right to remain a permanent member of the UN Security Council and to be in the United Nations at all?" Kuleba said. "We have a convincing and reasoned answer -- no, it does not." The five permanent members of the powerful 15-seat Security Council have veto power that can block any resolution.
Back in July, commenting on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s calls to exclude Russia from the UNSC, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky considered that such a move would only be possible if the UN is disbanded.