EP supports proposal to expel Russia from UNSC

16.02.2023 15:23

Today, during the plenary session, the European Parliament supported an amendment to the resolution on the anniversary of the beginning of Russian aggression against Ukraine, which calls for further strengthening of Russia’s international isolation, in particular its exclusion from the UN Security Council.

A corresponding amendment to the resolution was put forward by Lithuania’s MEP Petras Auštrevičius, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

According to the amendment, the European Parliament calls on the EU and its member states to take further action to pursue the international isolation of the Russian Federation, including Russian membership in international organizations such as the United Nations Security Council.

The verbal motion was passed by the majority of votes and will therefore be included in the resolution of the European Parliament.

As reported by Ukrinform, today the European Parliament adopted the resolution “One year of Russian invasion and war of aggression against Ukraine” by a majority of votes. A total of 444 members of the European Parliament voted for the draft, which expresses solidarity with Ukraine, condemns Russia’s actions, and proposes to bring to justice Russia’s top leadership and their allies. Also, 26 MEPs voted against the resolution and another 37 abstained.

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the European Union has provided substantial political, economic, financial, humanitarian, and military assistance to Ukraine. One of the key roles in these efforts is played by the European Parliament, which continues to express solidarity and firm support for Ukraine in its fight against Russia’s war of aggression and provides relevant political recommendations for practical actions by European institutions in the implementation of such assistance.



  1. Is it too simple for the UNGA to have a straightforward vote, on whether russia was legally elected to the UNSC?

    • Considering what Ukraine has gone through over the years it would be justice for Ukraine to assume the USSR seat on the UNSC. If there is any nation that ought to be able to judge and gauge fascism it would be Ukraine.

  2. Perhaps this will gain some traction at the UN. Its embarrassing the political body that was tasked to prevent another Hitler is in fact aiding the new Hitler by sustaining his vetoes through which his war crimes emanate.

  3. The best analysis I’ve read is that:

    In December 1991, Russia agreed to respect the UN Charter, including, specifically, the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbors.

    In return, Russia obtained numerous significant benefits, ranging from the USSR’s strategic nuclear assets and the former Soviet space infrastructure, to the privilege of representing the USSR under Article 23(1) of the Security Council.

    Russia, through its aggression against Ukraine, has egregiously violated that pledge and, thus, its presence on the Security Council has lost its legal basis.


    If there is no legal basis for Russia being on the security council, and the UN does not recognize that, then what legal basis is there for the UN? Funding should cease and the UN should be ignored.

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