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Ukraine war: Zelenskyy urges 'terrorist state' Russia's expulsion from United Nations

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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia of becoming “a terrorist” state carrying out “daily terrorist acts” and urged Russia’s expulsion from the United Nations, in a virtual address to the UN Security Council on Tuesday.Zelenskyy urged the UN to establish an international tribunal to investigate “the actions of Russian occupiers on Ukrainian soil” and to hold the country accountable.“We need to act urgently to do everything to make Russia stop the killing spree,” Zelenskyy said, warning that otherwise Russia’s “terrorist activity” will spread to other European countries and Asia, singling out the Baltic states, Poland, Moldova and Kazakhstan.“What is punished at the level of specific criminals and criminal organisations must not go unpunished at the level of a state that has become a terrorist,” he said. “Daily terrorist acts.

No days off. They work as terrorists every day.”In urging Russia's expulsion, Zelenskyy cited Article 6 of the UN Charter which states that a member which has "persistently violated" its principles may be expelled "by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council".Such a move, however, is virtually impossible, as Russia would be able to use its veto as a permanent council member to block any attempt to oust it.

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