UNITED NATIONS, January 25 (Sputnik) – The UN Security Council could not agree on a press statement following an attack on the city of Mariupol in south-eastern Ukraine, which killed at least 30 civilians, the Russian Mission to the United Nations has announced.
“Throughout the day of January 24 we were discussing a possible UN Security Council reaction to the events in Mariupol, which caused civilian casualties. The consensus has not been reached though because the delegation of the United Kingdom insisted on condemnation of some of the self-defense forces’ statements,” the Russian Mission said in a statement Saturday.
In contrast, since the very start of the Ukrainian conflict, Western members of the UN Security Council have consistently refused to condemn “any statements and actions (often very aggressive) made by the Kiev authorities”, the Russian Mission to the United Nations stressed.
Earlier on Saturday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack on residential areas in Mariupol, saying that it was likely a violation of international humanitarian law.
Mariupol, located just outside the main conflict…
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