A Russian-drafted resolution, calling for aid access in Ukraine, but without mentioning Moscow’s role in the war, has failed to pass the UN Security Council.
To be adopted, Russia needed a minimum of nine “yes” votes in the 15-member Security Council and no veto by one of the four other permanent members — the U.S., Britain, France and China. Russia and China were the only members to vote yes, while the remaining 13 members abstained.
A rival humanitarian resolution drafted by Ukraine, and which clearly states that Russia’s aggression is responsible for the growing humanitarian emergency, is due to be voted on in the General Assembly in the coming days.
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