Ukraine demanded the UN to punish Russia for his invasion and the despouses its veto power in the Security Council, for the atrocities committed in the former Soviet country. The meeting of the body will take place one day after Vladimir Putin ordered the mobilization of thousands of Russians to fight in the war.
“A crime has been committed against Ukraine, and we demand fair punishment,” said the President Volodymyr Zelensky to world leaders at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday. The president requested that a special court of the agency impose a “just punishment” on Russia.
The Council has not been able to take any meaningful action, because Moscow is a permanent member with the right to veto along with USA, France, United Kingdom Y China. Thursday’s meeting will be at least the 20th time the Security Council has met on Ukraine this year.
The russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, will face their Ukrainian and Western counterparts. Among them, the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken; the UN secretary general, Anthony Guterresand the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim Khan. The Security Council is confirmed by 15 members, Reuters reported.
Ukraine, the United States and other countries have accused Russia of war crimes in Ukraine. Moscow denies targeting civilians during what it calls its “special military operation.” He describes the allegations of human rights abuses as a “smear campaign”.
On Wednesday between Moscow and kyiv they carried out an unexpected exchange of prisoners, the largest since the beginning of the war. Among the foreigners released are two Britons and a Moroccan who had been sentenced to death in June after being captured fighting for Ukraine.