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UN Security Council to vote on resolution condemning Russia

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The United States and Albania will soon submit their draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council, seeking to condemn Russia for its recent Ukraine actions, diplomatic sources said Wednesday.

“It’s almost finalised,” a European diplomat, who wished to remain anonymous, told AFP.

“I hope we can move to action in the next hours or days,” he added.

The Security Council will convene later Wednesday night for its second emergency session in three days over the crisis.

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Another diplomat, who also asked for anonymity, said she hoped the resolution would benefit from a favourable “momentum” at the UN, where a large majority of nations Wednesday condemned Russia’s actions during an hours-long General Assembly meeting.

The draft text of the resolution, obtained by AFP, would have the Security Council officially condemn Russia’s decision to recognize two breakaway regions in…

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