The latest developments in Russia’s war on Ukraine. All times EDT.
12:01 a.m.: The U.N. Security Council has overwhelmingly rejected Russia’s attempt to establish a commission to investigate its unfounded claims that Ukraine and the United States are carrying out “military biological” activities that violate the convention prohibiting the use of biological weapons, The Associated Press reported.
Russia only got support from China in the vote on its resolution, with the U.S., Britain and France voting “no” and the 10 other council nations abstaining.
The 2-3-10 vote reflected the council’s continuing opposition to Russia’s actions since its February 24 invasion of Ukraine. Russia’s deputy ambassador Dmitry Polyansky said his government was “extremely disappointed” at the vote. U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said the resolution was “based on disinformation, dishonesty, bad faith.”
VOA’s United Nations correspondent Margaret Besheer has been following developments.
Some information in this report came from The Associated Press.
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