26 Feb 2022 02:16

Russia blocks UN Security Council draft resolution condemning military operation in Ukraine

NEW YORK (United Nations). Feb 26 (Interfax) - Russia has vetoed a draft resolution in the UN Security Council denouncing a military operation in Ukraine.

Eleven countries, including the United States and France, voted for the draft resolution. Three countries, including China and India, abstained. Russia, which has the right of veto, voted against.

The U.S. and several other countries drew up the draft resolution. It condemns "Russia's aggression against Ukraine," demands the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine and the recognition of the independence of the Donbas republics be repealed.

Russia has a veto power in the UN Security Council along with the U.S., China, France, and the United Kingdom.