Russia, as expected, vetoed a draft UN resolution on the Crimea but China abstained. And that was one purpose of putting the document to a vote in the first place. The West's objective in the UN Security Council was to show Moscow it was isolated in conducting a referendum in the Crimea asking Russia to annex the region. Show More Summary
United States’ UN Ambassador Samantha Power, right, United Kingdom’s UN Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant, center right, and Rwanda’s UN Ambassador Eugene Richard Gasana, center left, vote yes to a project of a resolution in Ukraine as Russia's...Show More Summary
The United Nations Security Council met on Saturday to vote on a resolution to condemn Crimea’s referendum and declare it invalid. Russia vetoed the resolution and China abstained from voting. Thirteen of the 15 nations supported the resolution, but since Russia vetoed it, the resolution was rejected. Show More Summary
Every member of the UN Security Council voted to invalidate the upcoming vote on Crimea’s secession from Ukraine. Except for China, who abstained. And Russia. Russia – a permanent member of the Security Council vetoed the resolutio...
Less than a day after failed talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Moscow dug in its stance on Crimea: BREAKING: Russia vetoes UN Security Council resolution on Ukraine. China abstains. Show More Summary
In a rather concerning (though not entirely surprising) turn of events, the United Nations (which may well need to be renamed after this) is making headlines: RUSSIA REJECTS U.S. DRAFT RESOLUTION ON UKRAINE, CHURKING SAYS U.S. DRAFTShow More Summary
The United Nations continued efforts on multiple fronts to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine, with a senior human rights official holding meetings tin the capital, Kiev, while in New York, the Security Council held its sixth urgent session on the crisis, hearing the UN political chief stress that the path to a peaceful resolution is still […]
The veto at the UN Security Council and traditional diplomacy may be a de facto get-out-of-jail card, even as international criminal justice gains definition in resolving conflicts between and within states. Slobodan Milosevic to Charles Taylor to Omar Bashar, the rule of law has translated into indictments. Show More Summary
UNITED NATIONS - On the third day of four emergency UN Security Council sessions, Russia produced a letter by the ousted Ukraine leader that threatened war. During one heated nearly three-hour meeting, Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin read an explosive missive from Ukraine's former president. Show More Summary
UNITED NATIONS (TRNS) – Asked to characterize UN Security Council discussions on the Ukraine, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power peeled back the lid on the 15-member body’s recent closed-door meetings Thursday, saying that “Russian finds itself extremely isolated.” Russia is one of the five permanent Security Council members and wields a veto that makes the passage […]
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THE CRISIS in Ukraine, as Russian troops apparently occupy Crimea and threaten its borders with the rest of the country, has sent strong tremors through the international diplomatic community. Both Barack Obama and Angela Merkel have...Show More Summary
Via Business Insider, here's the full text of US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power's strong statement on Russia and Ukraine, from today's meeting of the Security Council. Thank you Madam President. Listening to the representative of Russia, one might think that Moscow had just become the rapid response arm...
Moscow's envoy tells UN Security Council that ousted Ukrainian leader requested Russia's armed forces to enter Ukraine.
Covering the UN today felt like time-travelling back to the days of the Cold War, when America and the Soviet Union used the Security Council not as a forum to resolve problems but as a platform to voice strong rhetoric. Lending theShow More Summary
The United Nations Security Council just wrapped a public meeting on Ukraine – and America’s UN Ambassador Samantha Power took a starring role, laying into Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin. It was one of the liveliest UN Security Council meeting yet – and below are...
The tense situation in Ukraine shows (yet again) that the UN Security Council will be powerless unless reformed.
The United Nations is currently holding another emergency meeting Monday after Russian parliament unanimously approved a measure on Saturday allowing Vladimir Putin to send troops into the Crimea region on Ukraine. You can watch live streaming coverage of the session below.