UN Security Council meets again in an emergency to analyze the latest actions dictated from Moscow
The UN Security Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday night. emergency meeting on Ukrainethe second this week, following a request from the Kiev Government in light of recent events.
The appointment will start at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday New York time, according to diplomatic sources and confirmed shortly after the rotating presidency of the Council, which Russia occupies this month.
The meeting responds to a request announced by the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmitro Kuleba, “before the call by the occupying powers of Donetsk and Luhansk to ask Russia for military assistance”, which represents “a further escalation” in the crisis. , as he wrote on his Twitter account.
The self-styled “Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics” they asked for help from the Russian presidentVladimir Putin, to “repel the military aggression” that they said they suffered from Ukraine, according to the Kremlin.
In that appeal, Russia’s allies relied on the friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance agreements signed last Monday in the Kremlin between the two republics and the Russian government.
The Security Council meeting, convened with unusual speed, will be the second on the Ukrainian crisis this week, after the one held late last Monday.
In it, a majority of member states condemned Russia’s moves, although Moscow had the tacit support of China, whose representative refrained from criticizing the Kremlin.
As Russia is one of the five permanent members of the Security Council and has veto power, it is practically impossible for the highest decision-making body of the UN to pass a resolution on the current crisis.