Sunday, March 16, 2014

Russia isolated in UN Crimea vote

March 15, 2014 (BBC News Europe) Russia has vetoed a draft UN resolution criticising Sunday's secession referendum in Ukraine's Crimea region - the only Security Council member to vote against the measure. China, regarded as a Russian ally on the issue, abstained from the vote.

Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin votes against a resolution on Ukraine during a UN Security Council emergency meeting at United Nations headquarters in New York on March 15, 2014.