UN Security Council refuses to discuss Kerch situation

UN Security Council refuses to discuss Kerch situation

Seven members of the UN Security Council have voted against Russia's agenda of the emergency session dedicated to the violation of Russia’s borders by Ukrainian military vessels, while China, Russia, Kazakhstan and Bolivia voted in favor of it. Four more countries have abstained from the vote.

The UN Security Council will still discuss the situation in Ukraine during the session called at the US’ initiative under Kiev’s agenda, TASS reported.

According to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), on Sunday morning, three ships from the Ukrainian Navy - the Berdyansk, the Nikopol and the Yany Kapu - illegally crossed Russia’s border. They ignored legitimate demands to stop issued by vessels belonging to the FSB Border Service and the Black Sea Fleet and continued to perform dangerous maneuvers. In order to stop the Ukrainian ships, the Russian forces had to use weapons and detain the three vessels. Three Ukrainian military servicemen suffered light wounds and were provided with medical assistance.

A criminal investigation has been opened into the border incident. The FSB said that evidence proving Kiev’s plans to carry out a provocation in the Black Sea would soon be made public.

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