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Russia chairs UN Security Council

The country assumes the presidency in the Council this month, taking it from Poland
10:03, 2 September 2019

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Russia will be leading the UN Security Council in September 2019. The UN reported that on the official Twitter page

"For the month of September, Russia takes on the rotating presidency of the Security Council", reads the post.

Poland was the previous temporary head of the Council; it assumed leadership over the UN in August 2019.

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UN Security Council consists of 15 countries, five of which enjoy the status of permanent members; these are the U.S., France, the UK, China and Russia. The remaining 10 members are chosen every two years based on the rotation principle.

Previously, Russia tried to persuade Security Council members that the education system in the occupied Crimea foresaw classes in Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages. Ukrinform news agency reported that, referring to the UN Security Council's session that took place on Tuesday.

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"By the way, in Crimea, one can get acquainted with the education system in three 'official languages' of Crimea: Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar, something that our American colleague was concerned about", Nebenzya said, responding to the U.S. diplomat's concern about the status of languages of national minorities in the occupied peninsula.

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