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U.N. calls emergency meeting on Ukraine

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 - 01:34

April 14 - Russia and Ukraine ambassadors trade accusations at emergency U.N. meeting. Katie Sargent reports.

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An emergency session of the United Nations security council, to discuss the escalating crisis in eastern Ukraine. Representatives from several western nations blamed Russia for fomenting the unrest by moving troops to Crimea. Russia's ambassador said it's the Ukrainian people themselves who are responsible for the unrest. Vitaly churkin, russian u.N. Ambassador saying: "Some people including in this chamber do not want to see the real reasons for what is happening in Ukraine and are constantly seeking the hand of Moscow in what's going on. That's enough. But Ukraine's ambassador said recent video posted online clearly shows Russian involvement. Yuriy Sergeyev, Ukrainian U.N. Ambassador, saying: "these videos leave absolutely no doubt that the terrorist groups are not the peaceful protesters as our Russian colleagues are trying to represent it. But obviously the professional special forces appropriately equipped and armed as such of Russian Federation. The U.N. meeting came just hours before a deadline set by Kiev for pro-Russian separatists to disarm. But in cities like Donetsk the pro-Russian forces showed no signs of complying. They were in control of the regional police headquarters and regional administration office, flying Russian and Donetsk republic flags from the buildings. Ukrainian police however held their own ground, guarding the prosecutors office and flying the Ukrainian flag. Authorities in Kiev promised a full scale anti-terrorist operation if their deadline was not met. Russia's Foreign Ministry calls the operation a criminal order.

U.N. calls emergency meeting on Ukraine

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 - 01:34

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