Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling for the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine. Three member states, including India, did not take part in the vote, which was held on Friday.
The other two Security Council members abstained were China and the United Arab Emirates, the AFP news agency reported. Out of the 15 members of the council, 11 countries voted in favor of the resolution.
Moscow’s veto of a proposal to withdraw Russian troops means the proposal will not move forward. The five permanent members of the Security Council have veto power. Apart from Russia, the other four countries are the United States, United Kingdom, China and France.
After yesterday’s vote, US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said, “Russia, you have vetoed this proposal. But you can’t veto our voices, you can’t veto the truth, you can’t veto our core principles, you can’t veto the people of Ukraine. ”
At the time, the British ambassador said, “Make no mistake, Russia is in a quandary. There is no one on the side of the country to attack Ukraine.
Russian troops entered the capital, Kiev, on Saturday after Russia launched an offensive in Ukraine on Thursday. Fighting has started in the streets of the city.
There have been reports of multiple explosions and clashes between troops on both sides in Kiev since dawn. In such a situation, the Ukrainian government has instructed the local residents to stay indoors.
It is claimed that the Ukrainian army captured the town of Melitpole in Ukraine without any resistance. The Russian military also attacked a military base in Kiev. However, Ukraine said the attack was repulsed. In addition, the Ukrainian army has demanded the killing of three and a half thousand Russian soldiers.
Meanwhile, the US government has offered to safely remove President Volodymyr Zelensky from Ukraine. However, Zelensky rejected the offer. Zelensky posted a video of himself on Twitter today, saying he was in Kiev. Everyone will save the country together.