The U.N. Security Council will meet today at the request of six Western nations that sought an open session on Ukraine ahead of an expected vote on a Russian humanitarian resolution on Friday. The mission posted the flags of the six council nations requesting the meeting, the UK, U.S., France, Ireland, Norway, and Albania. UN mission of the United Kingdom, one of the six countries that requested the meeting tweeted that Russia is committing war crimes and targeting civilians. Russia’s war on Ukraine is a threat to us all.
Russia circulated a proposed Security Council resolution on Tuesday that would demand protection for civilians in vulnerable situations in Ukraine and safe passage for humanitarian aid and people seeking to leave the country. The draft resolution would also underscore the need for the parties concerned to agree on humanitarian pauses to rapidly evacuate all civilians.