Malta Daily reporting LIVE from the United Nations Security Council Hall in New York City.
On Friday, international ministers, delegates, press and all those within the United Nations’ Security Council Hall stood up in a moment of collective silence for the victims of Russia’s attacks on Ukraine, upon request of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
Addressing the United Nations’ Security Council discussion on the maintenance of peace and security in Ukraine, Kuleba reiterated Ukraine’s commitment in the face of Russia’s aggression, stating “Ukraine will resist as it has down so far, and Ukraine will win. Putin is going to lose much sooner than he thinks.”
“Let us all remember the truth – Russia is the problem of the world”, Kuleba went on to say before he requested the reservation of a few moments of silence for Ukrainian victims of war.
Addressing his own statement as Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade of Malta, rather than UN Security Council President, Ian Borg expressed how Russia’s brutal, unprovoked and unjustified war is a blatant violation of the United Nations Charter and international law.
Borg commended Ukraine and its people for their incredible courage and resilience for defending their right to exist in the face of brutal aggression and also maintaining the values and principles of rule-based international law.
“In closing, as a member of the Security Council, Malta will continue to support all efforts to address the consequences of Russia’s aggression. We also reiterate that the only step towards a lasting peace would be for Russia to immediately cease all hostilities, and unconditionally, completely withdraw all of its forces and military equipment from the entire territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders.”