In a fascinating exchange Thursday, Ukrainian ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya addressed the United Nations and asked why Russia is still allowed to sit in and be a member while it bombs his country.
In what was clearly an uncomfortable moment for the Security Council, Kyslytsya referred to article four of the UN Charter, noting that the global body opens itself to all “peace loving states” that abide by the obligations within.
Kyslytsya then charged that “Russia is not able to carry out any of these obligations.”
“The ambassador of the Russian Federation three minutes ago confirmed that his president declared a war on my country,” Kyslytsya asserted.
He added “So now I would like to ask the ambassador of the Russian Federation to say on the record that at this very moment, your troops do not shell and bomb Ukrainian cities. That your troops do not move in the territory of Ukraine.”