At the request of Ukraine, the United States and six other countries, the United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting in New York on Monday evening after the Russian president. Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich Putin tells US, Russia has list of Ukrainians to be killed or sent to camps: Latest satellite image report shows shift in Russian military activity near Ukraine Biden agrees to put Putin ‘in principle’ if Russia doesn’t invade Ukraine More Russian forces were ordered to move to the separatist regions of Ukraine.
According to the Associated Press: It is not clear whether the meeting is open or closed.
Citing a letter, the AP reported that Sergei Kiseltsya, Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations, said officials called the meeting amid Putin’s actions, which the ambassador said violated the UN Charter and a 2014 UN General Assembly resolution.
Earlier in the day, Putin ordered Russian forces to “maintain peace” in separatist-held countries in eastern Ukraine.
It came after weeks of warnings from US officials saying they expected Putin to invade other parts of Ukraine, while the Kremlin continued to pressure Western governments not to allow Ukraine to join NATO.
“I consider it necessary to take a long-awaited decision: immediate recognition of the independence and sovereignty of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic,” Putin said.
President Biden He signed an executive order on Monday to prevent new US investment, trade and financing from flowing into two Russian separatist-held regions of Ukraine, hours after Putin signed a decree recognizing the autonomous regions.
The executive order, drafted by the White House shortly after Putin gave a lengthy speech about his decision, also gives Biden the power to “impose sanctions on anyone determined to act in” the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.
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