Thursday, July 17, 2014

Global Impact: UK Requests Emergency Meeting of UN Security Council

According to The Associated Press, Great Britain has asked for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Ukraine.

Britain's UN Mission said Thursday (July 17) the time of the meeting has not been scheduled.

COMMENT: The request follows Wednesday's downing of a Ukrainian air force fighter and Thursday's downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 passenger carrying 298 souls over eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine's UN Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev tweeted after Thursday's crash in a rebel-controlled area that "Ukraine will present the evidence of Russian military involvement into the Boeing 777-200 crash. This crime should be fully investigated."