Ukraine crisis

UN opens emergency Security Council meeting on Ukraine

UN opens emergency Security Council meeting on Ukraine

UN: The United Nations on Monday kicked off an emergency Security Council meeting on the depths of the crisis in Ukraine, with Russia recognizing two isolated territories and ordering the deployment of troops as peacekeepers. “We are facing a very dramatic situation,” Nicolas de Riviere, France’s ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters before entering …

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China at UN urges restraint by all sides on Ukraine

China at UN urges restraint by all sides on Ukraine

UN: China on Monday called for restraint by “all parties” to avoid further escalation of the Ukraine crisis, calling for a diplomatic solution during an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. “All parties must exercise restraint and refrain from any action that could escalate tensions. We welcome and encourage every effort for a diplomatic …

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US to announce sanctions against Russia on Tuesday in coordination with allies

US to announce sanctions against Russia on Tuesday in coordination with allies

WASHINGTON: The United States will impose new sanctions on Russia on Tuesday in response to Moscow’s decision to recognize Ukraine’s two breakaway regions as independent and send “peacekeepers” there, the White House said Monday. A White House spokesman said in a statement that “in response to Moscow’s decision today, we plan to impose new sanctions …

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