Ukraine crisis: Is Russia violating the UN Charter with use of force?

UN ambassadors observing a minute of silence for Ukraine during a United Nations Security Council meeting on Feb 25, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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It has been four days since United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Tuesday (Feb 22) urged Russia to fully comply with the global body's charter, condemning Moscow's recognition of the "independence" of two breakaway Ukrainian regions.

"The principles of the UN Charter are not an a la carte menu... Member states have accepted them all and they must apply them all," he told reporters.

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