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Opinion

Russia should lose its permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council

Moscow has voided its moral claim to such a privilege

| Russia & Caucasus
Russian Ambassador to the U.N. Vassily Nebenzia reacts during a Security Council meeting on Apr. 5.   © Sipa/AP

Dave Sharma is a member of Australia's House of Representatives. He chairs the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties.

In the town of Bucha northwest of Kyiv, recently liberated from Russian control, grim scenes of corpses littering the streets have met the arriving Ukrainian forces. Bound, gagged, shot and sometimes buried in shallow graves, hundreds of civilians have been found dead in the region around Kyiv as Russian forces have withdrawn.

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