US resolution on Ukraine blocked

Feb 26, 2022

Russia blocked the UN Security Council resolution on Friday condemning its military operation in Ukraine and demanding the withdrawal of Russian armed forces from the country.
Eleven members voted in favor of the US proposal on Friday, while China, India, and the United Arab Emirates abstained.
The proposal was put forth by the US and Albania and called for Moscow to immediately pull out its troops, stop using force against Ukraine, and revoke its decision to recognize two breakaway regions of Donetsk and Lugansk as independent states.

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UN Security Council Resolution Condemning Russia Fails

The draft resolution to condemn Russia proposed by the United States and allies was not approved by the UN Security Council at its meeting on Friday afternoon.
The resolution obtained 11 votes in favor and the abstentions of China, India and the United Arab Emirates. As a member of the Council, Russia also vetoed the project.
Once the failure of the resolution in the Security Council was confirmed, the U.S. and its allies are expected to take their proposal to condemn Russia to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), where 193 countries take part in the discussions.
Since there is no right of veto there, it is expected that the resolution will go ahead without problems. However, the UNGA resolutions are not binding.
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NATO sending more weapons to Ukraine – Stoltenberg

Feb 25, 2022

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced on Friday that the group would be providing more weapons to support Ukraine in the face of Russia’s military assault, and deploying parts of its combat-ready response force.
Soltenberg accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of trying to topple the “democratically-elected government in Ukraine.”
“We see rhetoric, the messages, which is strongly indicating that the aim is to remove the democratically-elected government in Kiev,” he announced after a meeting with NATO leaders

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