UN Security Council to discuss Ukraine

Action by council seen as unlikely due to drastic disagreement among permanent members with veto power

Action by council seen as unlikely due to drastic disagreement among permanent members with veto power

NEW YORK - The United Nations (UN) Security Council will hold a private emergency session Friday on the crisis in Ukraine.

The meeting, which Council spokesperson Martin Nesirsky had announced would be held in the afternoon, was delayed to 20:00 GMT.

However, any action by the council is considered unlikely since the permanent members with veto power include Russia, who drastically disagrees with other members on the issue.

Nesirsky said the coucil would decide whether Yuriy Sergeyev, Ukrainian Ambassador to the UN, would join the session, adding that attendance by a representative from a relevant country is customary.

He also stressed that Ukraine is a sovereign state, and that all its people deserve to have their demands met in a peaceful way through dialogue.

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