According to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov, Russia will veto the UN Security Council resolution on Syria if it is put to the vote without consulting.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin proposed to deprive Russia of the right of veto in the UN Security Council when making decisions concerning the situation in Ukraine.
As reported by Russian Foreign Ministry, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin has died in New York on February 20th.
Sanctions against Russia should remain until the Crimea returns to Ukraine. This was stated by the U.S. permanent representative to the UN Nikki Haley during her first appearance in her position at the UN Security Council.
The UN General Assembly voted for the establishment of a special commission that will help documenting the most serious violations of international law in Syria, including possible war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Russia was also urged to let international observers to the peninsula, so that they can monitor the situation with human rights violations.
According to the press service of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russia supports the UN Security Council resolution on international monitoring in Aleppo.
Permanent representative of France to the UN Security Council calls for an “immediate” meeting of the Council on the situation in Aleppo due to “the worst humanitarian tragedy of the century”.
The situation in Aleppo could be one of the biggest mass killings of civilians since the World War II, said the permanent representative of France to the United Nations François Delattre.
The UN Committee on social and humanitarian issues (The Third Committee) approved a resolution on the “temporary occupation” of the Crimea by Russia, and violation of human rights on the peninsula.