How Russia turns international institutions into a facade

After 5 month of unprecedented invasion of Ukraine, Russia still retains membership in major international organizations, such as the United Nations. However, even as a self-proclaimed Soviet Union’s successor Russia has no legal basis for that since it is a different subject of international law.

After the start of Russia’s large-scale war against Ukraine, it keeps violating both the international law and the UN Statute. Therefore, international support is needed to recognize Russia as an aggressor and isolate it politically – and this function belongs to international organizations.

Created to resolve conflicts and seek consensus, international organizations nevertheless demonstrated their failure to respond to the war in Ukraine. Instead of holding the aggressor accountable, these organizations have chosen the way of pacifying it – and, having Russia as a member only undermines their reputation so they need to be either relaunched or liquidated.


  • Valeriy Chaly, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the US (2015–2019), UCMC Chair of the Board
  • Volodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to UN (1997-2001, 2015-2018), Permanent Representative of Ukraine to international organizations in Vienna (2005-2010)
  • Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (2014-2019) 
  • Oleksandr Merezhko, Ukraine’s MP, Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Chairman

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