Germany does not approve of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's proposals for the UN Security Council. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said that Germany does not support the proposal to expel Russia from the UN Security Council and deprive it of its veto power, Frankfurter Rundschau reports.
"We do not support this, and I have explained this again to my Ukrainian interlocutors," Baerbock said.
At the same time, the minister criticized Russia for abusing its veto power in the UN Security Council.
"That's why reforms are more important than ever. But you have to be realistic, it's not going to happen tomorrow," Baerbock said.
As a reminder, the UN Security Council has five permanent members: The United States, China, the United Kingdom, France, and Russia. Another ten members are elected by the UN General Assembly for two years on a geographical basis. Five of the ten non-permanent members are re-elected every year.
As we reported earlier, the United Nations Security Council needs immediate reform. In particular, the UN General Assembly should be given the opportunity to override the veto. This was announced by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy during his speech at the UN Security Council.