Ukraine, the United States, France and the UK rejected the proposed document
The UN Security Council has failed to agree on a draft statement proposed by Russia in support of the Minsk agreements on the settlement of the conflict in the south-east of Ukraine. The statement has also urged to conduct an investigation into the tragic events in Odessa of May 2, 2014.
Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin read out two key points of the statement calling for:
- “full implementation” of the Package of Measures for the fulfilment of the Minsk agreements as soon as possible;
- the need “to speed up the investigation” into the developments in Odessa with a view to bringing the perpetrators to justice.
However, the delegations of Ukraine, the United States, France and the UK rejected the text of the document. US Deputy Representative to the UN Michele Sison said that the US was ready to consider only the text of the statement, which would respond to the situation in Ukraine as a whole, which, she said, was created by actions of the Russian Federation.