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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has emphasised the fact that this week, Russia has lost its influence in the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the International Maritime Organisation.
Source: Zelenskyy’s evening address
Quote: "It is significant that Russia has recently lost its influence in two international institutions. These are the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the International Maritime Organisation – two of the key organisations in the world that deal with security.
Indeed, there is no place for terrorists there, and there will no longer be Russian representatives on the executive bodies. This is entirely fair."
Details: The president also thanked Germany, especially for the "clear implementation of the agreements on air defence for Ukraine".
"This is a lifesaver for thousands of Ukrainian lives – a truly strong outcome of our bilateral cooperation with Chancellor Scholz, and with everyone in Germany who supports the protection of life and the rule of international law. There is also another defence package, including much-needed 155-mm artillery rounds. Thank you, Olaf!" Zelenskyy said.
He also noted that this week, the United States imposed sanctions against Russian entities that support Russia’s economy. "This includes those who help violate the price cap for Russian oil and those working in Iranian structures to destabilise [the situation in Ukraine]," he said.
"This is extremely useful for bringing a just peace closer – so that every week brings news of sanctions, so that sanctions are more effective," the president said.
On 29 November, Russia failed to be elected to the Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for the first time in history.
On 1 December, Russia was not re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation, the UN agency dealing with navigation safety issues.