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Russian invasion of Ukraine, UN may call emergency meeting

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Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.

As Russian forces are pressing towards the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, the United Nations Security Council plans to vote to call General Assembly on Ukraine.

The United Nations Security Council will be voting on Sunday to make the 193-member body hold an emergency meeting on Monday, February 28 to address the situation in Ukraine.

Diplomats say that voting of the 15-member council is procedural so no permanent member-France, Russia, China, UK, US- can wield vetoes and the move need a total of nine votes.

If voted, this will be the eleventh emergency meeting of the United Nations being arranged since the foundation of the world body.

Earlier on Friday, Russia vetoed the draft of the UNSC resolution deploring the invasion. The eleven members favored the move except for China, UEA, and India that abstained.

The UN General Assembly’s gathering is expected to vote on a similar resolution.

Though the exact advancement of the Russian forces towards Kyiv is not clear, people in the city are seeking shelter underground and the country’s forces are resisting.

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