Ukraine

  • 11 March 2022

    Ukraine Briefing

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    This morning (11 March), the Security Council will convene for an open meeting on Ukraine, under the agenda item “Threats to international peace and security”. Russia requested the meeting, citing allegations of military biological activities in the country. High Representative...

  • On Monday (7 March), the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. The meeting was requested by Albania and the US, with support from several members, including Ireland, Norway, and the UK.* Under-Secretary-General...

  • As Russia moved from massing troops on the border of eastern Ukraine to attacking Kyiv and other cities by land, sea and air over the course of 29 days, the Security Council remained highly focused on the situation in Ukraine. It convened for seven public meetings, including on the humanitarian situation. It voted on an Albanian-US draft condemning Russia’s military operation on 25 February but failed to adopt it due to a Russian veto. And on 27 February, it adopted a resolution referring the situation to the General Assembly, acknowledging that the lack of unanimity among the Council’s permanent members over the situation in Ukraine had prevented the Security Council from exercising its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. (For more information on the meetings, see our 31 January, 16 February, 22 February, 25 February and 27 February What’s in Blue stories.)

  • In March, Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zbigniew Rau, in his capacity as the new Chairman-in-Office (CiO) for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), is expected to brief the Security Council on the organisation’s activities.

  • This afternoon (27 February), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution calling for an “emergency special session” (ESS) of the General Assembly to consider and recommend collective action on the situation in Ukraine. The draft resolution,...

  • 25 February 2022

    Ukraine: Vote on Draft Resolution*

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    This afternoon (25 February), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution condemning Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. Today’s vote follows a severe escalation in violence since 24 February, when Russia launched a large-scale attack targeting numerous cities...

  • 22 February 2022

    Ukraine: Yesterday’s Open Meeting

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    Yesterday evening (21 February), the Security Council convened for an open meeting to discuss the recent escalation of tensions in and around Ukraine, under the agenda item “Letter dated 28 February 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the Ukraine to...

  • 16 February 2022

    Ukraine Briefing*

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    Tomorrow (17 February), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the situation in Ukraine. Russia is organising the meeting to mark the seventh anniversary of the “Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements”, also known as...

  • February 2022

    Ukraine

    Monthly Forecast

    In February, Russia is expected to convene a briefing on the situation in Ukraine to mark the anniversary of the “Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements”, also known as the Minsk II agreement, and to discuss its implementation. Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo is expected to brief. Special Representative of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) Mikko Kinnunen and OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Chief Monitor Halit Çevik may also brief.

  • 31 January 2022

    Ukraine: Possible Open Meeting*

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    This morning (31 January), the Security Council may convene for an open meeting on Ukraine, under the agenda item “Threats to International Peace and Security”. The US requested the open meeting, citing the threat posed to international peace and security...

  • 1 June 2021

    Arria-formula Meeting on Ukraine via VTC

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    Tomorrow morning (2 June), Russia will convene an Arria-formula meeting via videoconference (VTC) on the situation in Ukraine titled “The circumstances of Maidan and its after-effects in Donbas”. The expected briefers are Mykola Azarov, former Prime Minister of Ukraine; Oleg...

  • Tomorrow morning (5 May), Russia will host an Arria-formula meeting via videoconference on the situation in Ukraine entitled “Odessa seven years after: Neo-nazism and violent nationalism as drivers of conflict in Ukraine”. The expected briefers are Dmitry Fuchedzhi, former deputy...

  • Tomorrow morning (17 March), Russia will host an Arria-formula meeting via videoconference on the situation in Crimea. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia (Russia) is expected to provide introductory and closing remarks at the meeting. Briefings are expected from: Chingiz Yaqubov, the Chancellor...

  • 11 March 2021

    Crimea: High-level Arria-formula Meeting

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    Tomorrow (12 March), there will be a high-level videoconference (VTC) Arria-formula meeting on Crimea from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (EST). The meeting—which will be live-streamed via YouTube, Facebook and the homepage of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and...

  • 10 February 2021

    Ukraine Briefing

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    Tomorrow morning (11 February), the Security Council will hold a briefing via videoconference (VTC) on the situation in Ukraine. Russia requested the meeting to mark the anniversary of the “Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements”, also...