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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said, the United Nations “should play an important role in restoring sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, along with respect of the international law.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 23 SEPTEMBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY

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RECENT: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations headquarters

23 SEPTEMBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, General Assembly Hall
3.SOUNDBTIE (UKRAINIAN) Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine:
“I'm convinced that it is the United Nations that should play an important role in restoring sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, along with respect of the international law. We need to improve the existing mechanisms to this end.”
4.Wide shot, General Assembly Hall
5.SOUNDBTIE (UKRAINIAN) Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine:
“It is unacceptable when sovereignty of the independent state is violated by one of the permanent members of the UN Security Council. It ultimately proves - mechanisms of the 1945 do not work today to the full extent. All this can bring about further depreciation of the Security Council. Ukraine will actively participate in its reform. This body should become more representative, balanced, transparent and efficient. It is in the United Nations’ vested interest to have an effective instrument if somebody is violating and abusing the veto right and the status of the permanent member.”
6.Wide shot, General Assembly Hall

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said, the United Nations “should play an important role in restoring sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, along with respect of the international law.”

Speaking to the UN General Assembly via video message due to COVID-19 restrictions today (23 Sep), President Zelensky noted that over the last year, Ukraine strived for peace. And the next steps should become the withdrawal of unlawful military formations and armaments from the occupied territories, return of control over the state border, and, finally, restoring territorial integrity of Ukraine within the internationally recognized borders.

He said, “it is unacceptable when sovereignty of the independent state is violated by one of the permanent members of the UN Security Council.”

The Ukrainian President continued, “it ultimately proves - mechanisms of the 1945 do not work today to the full extent. All this can bring about further depreciation of the Security Council. Ukraine will actively participate in its reform.”

He continued, “this body should become more representative, balanced, transparent and efficient. It is in the United Nations’ vested interest to have an effective instrument if somebody is violating and abusing the veto right and the status of the permanent member.”

President Zelensky’s comments were pre-recorded and aired in the General Assembly Hall as previously agreed by the General Assembly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the inability to gather world leaders in New York as customary, this year’s General Debate will witness the largest-ever participation of heads of states and government in UN history.
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