The UN Security Council is meeting to discuss the Ukrainian crisis, and Washington threatens to impose severe sanctions on Moscow during the Russian invasion.
The UN Security Council will meet for the first time at the request of the United States on Russia’s military buildup and threatening actions against Ukraine.
All major players are expected to face off in public on Monday about the potential for Russia’s aggression and its global implications.
Amid heightened tensions, the United States said Moscow was ready to oppose “disinformation,” which is expected to be one of the hottest UN sessions in recent years.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield has previously stated that Russia’s actions pose a “clear threat to international peace and security and the Charter of the United Nations.”
Russia’s UN ambassador, Dmitry Polyanski, tweeted angry, saying, “I hope that fellow UNSC members will not support this clear PR stunt that is ashamed of the UN Security Council’s reputation.”
I can’t remember another opportunity for SC members to propose to discuss their unfounded claims and assumptions as a threat to the international order from someone else. Hopefully, fellow UNSC members will not support this clear PR stunt, which is shameful to the UN Security Council’s reputation. https://t.co/2HCjnQh0ic
— Dmitry Polyansky (@Dpol_un) January 28, 2022
Poliansky’s reaction has shown that Russia may launch a meeting seeking a procedural vote on whether to proceed. Russia will need help from nine of the fifteen members to thwart the meeting.
A senior Biden administration official said the United States is in regular contact with members of the council and is “confident” that it has “sufficient support” to hold the meeting.
Assuming the meeting goes on, the council will first hear a briefing by UN officials, followed by statements from 15 members, including members of Russia, the United States and Europe, France, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Albania. Ukraine also speaks.
China’s UN ambassador to the United Nations, Atsushi Tamura, who has close ties with Russia, has shown that Beijing supports Moscow by opposing the council meeting.
“Both sides are eager to continue negotiations,” he told reporters on Friday. “Let them resolve the differences through dialogue and negotiation.”
Rhetoric over sanctions
Russia’s security council head Nikolai Patrushev rejected Western warnings on the aggression on Sunday, but the United States and Britain flagged new “catastrophic” sanctions as tensions increased on Sunday.
The Kremlin said the UK said it “planned to target all companies interested in the Kremlin and vowed to retaliate if necessary” to prevent Moscow from invading Ukraine. Blame.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “This is a very disturbing statement not only from us, but from London. It shows a great deal of unpredictability on the London side and is international. It is a source of serious concern about the financial structure. “
Analysts say a series of sanctions on Russian banks and financial institutions could not only affect everyday life across Russia, but could disrupt major economies in Europe and elsewhere. ..
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