Moscow Accuses Washington Hysteria of Convening Security Council Meeting
By convening a public meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the Ukraine crisis, the United States wants to “create hysteria” and “mislead the international community” with “baseless accusations”.
Vassily Nebenzia, the Russian ambassador to the UN, said on Monday.
The meeting started Monday at 3 p.m. UK time. Russia failed to prevent the meeting with a procedural vote. Ten of the fifteen members of the Security Council voted to hold the meeting.
According to US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the deployment of more than 100,000 Russian soldiers on the border with Ukraine justifies a public debate at UN headquarters.
The military deployment “threatens international security,” the ambassador said.