Yulia Tymoshenko: Russia should be expelled from the UN Security Council

Yulia Tymoshenko

Yulia Tymoshenko 

2015/01/26 - 05:14 • Op-ed

The leader of the Ukrainian “Fatherland” party Yulia Tymoshenko believes that Russian Federation, as the country-aggressor and initiator of the military conflict in Ukraine, should be expelled from the Security Council of the United Nations

“Today I propose to act directly. An aggressor can not be on the Security Council of the United Nations and to block completely resolutions to protect Ukraine from such a large-scale aggression. We must immediately do everything possible so Russia at the least was expelled from the Security Council of the United Nations,” – Tymoshenko said today on Inter TV channel, as reported on her website.

The political leader reminded that there is a historic precedent, when the Soviet Union–for its aggression on the territory of Finland in 1939–was expelled from the League of Nations, which was the first international intergovernmental organization created after the World War I to promote cooperation, peace and security between peoples.

“I appeal to the world – we must do everything to stop this aggression. I believe in the victory of Ukraine, but Ukraine and the world must act very decisively. We must not deceive ourselves that we can appease the aggressor. This is a war, and it is necessary to use all the power and capabilities of the world community, knowing that this is a war,”- Tymoshenko said.

Translated by: A. N.
Source: UAINFO

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  • arpete29

    I agree and I hope the world community will hear you! embargo against Russia should be increased but economical impact for Europeans countries will be dramatic !

    • Michel Cloarec

      Don´t worry about Europe, it will manage somehow !

  • Steve K

    According to the UN charter, countries can only be suspended or expelled following a recommendation by the Security Council. Which clearly will never happen with Russia on the Security Council. So, whilst Russia probably should be expelled, it will never happen.

    • Michel Cloarec

      maybe not happen ! But only to raise the question is good enough !

    • Thomas Ferree

      Is there no provision for the countries of the UN to over ride a Security Council expulsion veto of the country being recommended for expulsion?
      Not only is Russia -ne Putler- responsible for the aggression in Ukraine but look at some of the other world situations that I believe are directly traceable to Russia; Syria is the first that comes to mind with the constant Russia Security Council veto against every recommendation that could have ended that conflict long ago, and I’m sure that with some research many other world situations could also be traced back to Russian Security Council vetoes.

      • Steve K

        No. The UN General Assembly can vote to suspend membership but *only* following a recommendation by the Security Council. The UN charter provides no way to remove permanent Security Council members. There really is no way to take action against Russia within the UN if Russia themselves don’t approve.

        • Thomas Ferree

          Thank you for taking the time to reply to my question. Many things in our world that need to change for the better and I think it’s time for the UN General Assembly to review the UN charter and make some needed changes that will be beneficial for the world!

          • Michel Cloarec

            Can putin twist any kind of agreements on his favor.
            Can UN do the same !

          • rifak

            The UN is an unelected and unaccountable gang that does not represent any country. Appealing to the UN for some justice is fruitless. As for the UN charter, it is simply a piece of paper just like the Budapest memorandum. It has been violated numerous times without any consequences.
            Sorry for the cynicism but its the truth.

      • Jozefa Szczepanska

        What about the USA’s constant veto against Palestine’s valid complaints over Israeli occupation of their country? What’s good for the goose is good for the gander!

  • Michel Cloarec

    Absolut ! raise the question, ask about the Budapest agreements, about the Minsk agreements !

  • Murf

    It would be nice but it’s not going to happen
    if it could be done the it would have happened back in the Cold War.
    This is an example of why you should be careful who you ally with and for how long

    • Michel Cloarec

      Kyiv Post, with regret, suspends its online comments section because of abusive commentators, trolls

      • StumpedNoMore2

        Yeah, it is a shame. I know everyone was doing a good job of hammering the trolls. You have to be creative in responding to them. I’ve tried to be neutral as possible but those trolls have turned me off.

  • Dave Austin

    Agreed! Putin and his cronies are still KGB thugs….

  • Jacks Channel

    Yes. Expel the Golden Horde Putin from the UN Security Council. I second the motion.

  • Barold

    This makes sense. Let’s do the same thing to the US. Oh and China. That would leave France and England as the remaining permanent members. (I don’t believe they have invaded anyone lately except as very junior partners to the US) That leaves the three countries with arguably the most powerful militaries without a vote. Good luck getting them to help with your problems. Decision making would now rest with two failed empires and the likes of Angola, Chile, Chad, Jordan, Malaysia, Nigeria and Venezula as non-permanent members. Yikes! I can see this lady has really put a lot of thought into this.

    • Michel Cloarec

      YOU SON OF A BITCH , YOU THINK YOU MAKE POLITICS OF KILLING CHILDREN AND OLD PEOPLE. DO YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE ON WHAT KIND OF BUS TO TARGET ? KINDER GARDENS YOU CERTAINLY LOVES ESPECIALLY IN THE MORNINGS AFTER VODKA BREAKFASTS ! DON´T YOU SEE HOW RIDICULOUS YOU ARE !
      WHY DON´T YOU COMMENT ON KIEW POST INSTEAD , THERE ARE ALL THE LIKE OF YOU : K I L L E R S ! That is what you are !

      • Barold

        Your well reasoned post has completely swayed my opinion. Thank you for taking the time to respond.

  • Michel Cloarec

    The fighting on Kiew Post is over . Too many trolls !

    “Kyiv Post, with regret, suspends its online comments section because of abusive commentators, trolls”
    One big relief on this planet !

  • Elias Bergroth

    As much as I would love the idea of Russia being kicked off the Security Council, it doesn’t bear the exact reasons as why Russia was removed from LoN for their aggression against Finland. The invasion of Finland was open, announced, and the fighting was conducted by the Finnish Civil Guard & Army against the Reds. The conflict in Ukraine is between their volunteers and armed forces against separatists and unmarked soldiers. The Reds were proud to wear their insignia, while the Russians are scared of theirs. As long as Russia maintains it’s lies and the patience of Western Europe, they won’t be going anywhere from the Security Council.

    Slava Ukraina, death to Putler.

  • Nikolay R. Todorov

    And just how Julia is imagining this to happen? By UN SC vote? By UN General assembly vote? Should USA made another UN? Bolloks.

  • Templar-arg

    I agree with her. You cannot have a permanent member of the SC and a flagrant aggressor to another member of the UN. Perhaps Russia could be removed and Brazil brought in. Brazil is a BRIC country, more developed than Russia and with a more stable institutional system.

  • Neos

    When the US invaded Iraq under the pretext of weapons of mass destruction, in that case, no one asks to be expelled from United Nations Security Council. Really “” double standards “” “Why when you do US, it is good?