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Ukraine to preside in UN Security Council
09:17, 7 December 2016
Ukraine to preside in UN Security Council

The country’s envoy Volodymyr Yelchenko will take office in February 2017, - Council’s Twitter

09:17, 7 December 2016

korrespondent.net

Ukraine, the non-permanent UN Security Council member, will be chairing the organization since February 2017. The respective tweet showed up on Wednesday, December 7.

‘In February 2017, Volodymyr Yelchenko, Ukraine’s UN envoy, will take the office of the UNSC Chairman,’ the message says.

Ukraine is currently one of the ten non-permanent UN Security Council members. This year, the country was elected to enter the council – along with Japan, Egypt, Senegal and Uruguay. Every year, five of ten non-permanent members are replaced.

The five permanent members in the Council are the U.S., the UK, Russia, China and France.

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