Dmitry Polyansky, Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, spoke about a scenario inadmissible for Moscow in the Security Council. He stated this in an interview with Izvestia.
According to him, Russia is directly against the increase in the number of countries representing the “collective West” in the Security Council. He stressed that any reform of the Security Council should lead to the formation of its more balanced composition and it should be about expanding the representation of developing states. At the same time, the Security Council should remain a working body, and if it expands significantly, then problems with coordination will arise, the Russian diplomat explained. He added that the best in Russia is considered to be “20 with a small state”.
Earlier, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres was re-elected for a second term. Guterres’ second five-year term in office will begin on January 1, 2022. He has held this position since 2017, and was previously the high commissioner of the organization for refugees. Prior to his UN career, Guterres built a political career in his native Portugal.