The U.S and French ambassadors to the U.N. say that the U.N Security Council will vote on a resolution against Russia Thursday after the council met just as Russian President Vladimir Putin started military operations in Ukraine. So it is when the council met.
Moscow isn’t likely to get into trouble at the Security Council because it has a veto because it is a permanent member. As a bonus, Moscow is the rotating head of the Security Council for February.
A late-night meeting of the U.N. Security Council started with calls for restraint and peace, but when Russia’s Ambassador to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, read President Putin’s statement about the start of military operations in Ukraine, things changed. As a result, calls for a U.N resolution were made.
The U.N. Ambassador to Ukraine, Sergiy Kyslytsya, asked Mr. Nebenzya to tell the council that there wouldn’t be a big war across Ukraine, or else he would have to give up his seat on the council. So it is how it worked:
“The Russian Federation should give up the presidency of the Security Council and give these responsibilities to a member who is legitimate,” Mr. Kyslytsya told the group. War criminals don’t have a place to go before they die. They go straight to hell, Ambassador.
Vladimir Putin doesn’t care about the people of Ukraine but about the “junta that is in power in Kyiv,” said Mr. Nebenzya.
It got even more heated when Mr. Nebenzya said, “Don’t talk to me while I’m talking,” and Mr. Kyslytsya said, “Please don’t talk to me.”
U.S Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield slammed Russia to start a war when diplomats in New York were meeting to find a way out of the war. She said a draught resolution would come out Thursday, and France’s Ambassador said the same thing.
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