DIRECT. War in Ukraine: kyiv demands that Russia be excluded from the UN

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3:30 p.m. : This rule of the Security Council also explains why the latter has still not condemned the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Last September, Moscow once again used its right of veto to block the vote on a resolution to this effect, details the UN on its website (in English).

3:44 p.m. : Hello @fefenne76, we can see it from this angle, but here are some clarifications. In the UN Security Council, a resolution can only be adopted if it obtains at least nine votes among the fifteen member states. But within this council, only five countries, including Russia, are so-called “permanent” members and thus have a right of veto which makes it possible to block the vote on a resolution.

3:20 p.m. : So if I understand a permanent member can do whatever he wants he. has absolutely no fear?

2:58 p.m. : The request made by kyiv has little chance of succeeding because Moscow has a right of veto in the UN Security Council and can therefore oppose its own exclusion.

2:52 p.m. : kyiv demands the exclusion of Russia from the UN and its Security Council, because of the invasion of the country by the Russian army.

3:01 p.m. : It is more than time to take stock of the news, here it is:

Best-selling novelist Françoise Bourdinone of the most read in France with more than 15 million books sold, died yesterday at the age of 70, announced the publishing group Editis.

The custody of the 69-year-old man suspected of killing three Kurds in Paris on Friday has been lifted. The suspect will be presented to an investigating judge for a possible indictment, said the Paris prosecutor’s office.

Three deaths were reported after the attack of a Ukrainian drone on a Russian air basewhere bombers accused of shelling Ukraine are stationed.

Unveiled on Christmas Eve, a provision of the new unemployment insurance reform, which provides for a reduction in the duration of compensation by 40% if the unemployment rate drops below 6%, arouses the anger of the unions. “It is a question of considering that any unemployed person is somewhat their fault. (…) It is an ideological position, of the order of collective punishment. It is inadmissible”, denounced François Hommeril (CFE-CGC) on France Inter.

2:47 p.m. : On the Russian side, the FSB (the country’s secret service) declared today that it had eliminated a “group of saboteurs” Ukrainians who “tried” to enter Russia, in the Bryansk region on December 25. This announcement comes as Russia suffered a new deadly strike on its soil this morning, which hit the Engels military airfield in the Saratov region.

09:11 : “People had no access to anything until we arrived! No medicine, no carers. And many are elderly people, who have chronic illnesses.”

In villages recently liberated from the Russian army in eastern Ukraine, many residents have been without access to health care for months. They see them come back with relief certain medical services, in particular thanks to the NGO Doctors without borders, as explains Agathe Mahuet, special correspondent of Radio France on the spot.


09:34 : It’s 9 o’clock! Let’s take a look at the news:

The 69-year-old man suspected of murdering three Kurds and injuring three others on Friday in Paris, must be presented today to an examining magistrate for possible indictment.

Ukraine plans to call today for the exclusion of Russia as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said yesterday. The powerful 15-member Security Council is tasked with dealing with global crises by passing sanctions, authorizing military action and approving changes to the UN charter. Follow our live.

General practitioners and specialists are called to close their practice for a week starting today. They demand a revaluation of consultations to 50 euros and denounce their degraded working conditions, according to them.

A winter storm, carrying icy winds and sweeping the central and eastern United States for days, caused more than 30 dead and left tens of thousands of Americans without power on Christmas Day. Some victims were found in cars and others on the street in the middle of the snow.

07:48 : Yesterday Vladimir Putin sought yesterday to justify the Kremlin’s military offensive against Ukraine. “Everything is based on the policy of our geopolitical adversaries, who aim to divide Russia, historical Russia”denounced the Russian president in an interview, a short extract of which was made public by public television.


07:47 : Ukraine will today demand the exclusion of Russia from the UN Security Council, the day after new statements by Vladimir Putin against the West. “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 UN?” said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba last night.

07:26 : Russian air defense shot down a Ukrainian drone as it approached an air base in southern Russia. “Following the fall of the wreckage of the drone, three Russian technicians who were on the airfield were fatally injured”, Russian news agency TASS reported, citing the Defense Ministry.

DIRECT. War in Ukraine: kyiv demands that Russia be excluded from the UN