UN Security Council To Vote On Resolution Condemning Russian Invasion Of Ukraine
New York: The United Nations Security Council is expected to vote today on a resolution that would condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and demanding the immediate withdrawal of all Russian forces.
However, the measure is set to fail because Moscow can cast a veto.
The U.S.-drafted resolution is then expected to be taken up by the 193-member U.N. General Assembly within days, a senior U.S. administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said earlier on Thursday.
The meeting is scheduled for 3 PM eastern time under the Russian presidencey.
Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, unleashing airstrikes on cities and military bases and sending in troops and tanks from three sides.
The resolution is drafted under Article 7 of the U.N. Charter, which can be enforced militarily, and “condemns in the strongest terms possible Russia’s aggression” and violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and “requires the Russian Federation to immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw its forces” from Ukraine, according to the official.
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