Russia wants UN action to stop violence in Ukraine

AP , Thursday 12 Jun 2014

Russia's U.N. ambassador says he intends to introduce a U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at stopping the violence in Ukraine.

Vitaly Churkin told reporters Thursday that the draft resolution will also focus on political efforts being carried out by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, "so far not successfully."

He says the draft will urge U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to support OSCE efforts.

"The adoption of that resolution will also signify support by the U.N. Security Council," Churkin said. "For us, of course, it's extremely important because the situation has been deteriorating there."

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said earlier Thursday the resolution would concentrate on demanding fulfillment of proposals in the OSCE "road map" to resolve the conflict. It calls for non-violence, disarmament, national dialogue and elections.

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