Russia calls for emergency UN Security Council meeting over plane crash

Russia calls for emergency UN Security Council meeting over plane crash
# 24 January 2024 23:11 (UTC +04:00)

Russian has called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council Wednesday afternoon after its military plane came down near the Russian city of Belgorod, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, APA reports.

“We have asked for an urgent session of the UN Security Council at 3 pm New York time (01 am PST Thursday,” Lavrov said at a news conference at UN headquarters in New York.

“We very much hope that the French presidency (of the Security Council) will conscientiously fulfill its duties and schedule such a meeting as soon as possible,” Lavrov said.

He said the downing of the plane was a Ukrainian “criminal act,” adding: “We’re trying to find out the facts right now.”

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