Meeting on Monday of the UN Security Council on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

Meeting on Monday of the UN Security Council on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Monday at 3:00 p.m. (20:00 GMT) to assess the humanitarian crisis over the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at the request of the United States and Albania, according to diplomatic sources consulted this Friday.

After the public session there will be another one behind closed doors between the 15 members of the Security Council, this one at the request of Mexico and France, to discuss the draft of a possible resolution, a diplomat told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The proposal of Mexico and France aims to call for an end to hostilities in Ukraine and to the obstacles to the flow of humanitarian aid and protection of civilians.

The draft has encountered barriers as the United States warned it would not support it if it did not say explicitly that Russia caused the humanitarian crisis, another diplomat told AFP.

France originally wanted a vote on Tuesday but it did not happen.

Diplomats say that now France, faced with the reluctance of the United States, has reversed its position and is not pushing for a vote as expeditious as before.

Any draft resolution that is critical of Russia is bound to fail because Russia has veto power in the Security Council.

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