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Russia’s position in the UN Security Council is irreconcilable, according to the Taoiseach.
Micheál Martin said that after the invasion of Ukraine, a serious reform of this body is necessary.
As a permanent member of the council, Russia can veto any action other member states want to take.
Mr Martin said it was not a position that would fit into a council focused on improving world security.
Speaking to reporters in New York, he said: “We all agreed that the Security Council had to be reformed anyway, before these events.
“But given the war in Ukraine, the manner in which this war has been waged in clear violation of all known conventions … even military conventions and the conduct of war.
“There is a huge irreconcilability between Russia being a member of the United Nations Security Council, which is about peace and unity, and waging a war of this kind.”