: Ukraine to chair UN Security Council in February 2017

12:06 Jul. 1, 2016

Ukraine to chair UN Security Council in February 2017

Ukraine's U.N. Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko (AP photo)

Ukraine was chosen a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in October 2015

Ukraine will chair the United Nations Security Council in 2017, Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko reported on his Twitter on Friday.

"We are stating July [work] in Security Council, Japan is currently chairing .It is going to be interesting – we will have the first indicative voting to elect future UN Secretary-General, there are too many candidates," Yelchenko wrote.

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"We've been elected as new members for the next two years and we finally know that Ukraine will chair the Security Council in February 2017. We are preparing already," he added.

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