Kick Russia off the U.N. Security Council!

Vasily Nebenzya.
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Americans awoke this morning to the tragic news that Russian strongman Vladimir Putin had launched a full-scale, worst-case-scenario invasion of Ukraine, with forces breaching the border from three directions. There can be only one explanation, which is that Putin intends to overthrow Ukraine's democratic government and replace it with some kind of puppet regime.

Having ruled out the direct use of military force, the U.S. and its allies now must decide how to respond to this flagrant violation of Ukraine's sovereignty. One tool among many that should be considered is to attempt to strip Russia of its seat on the United Nations Security Council.

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