UN Security Council Begins Discussion Of Situation In Ukraine

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Today's emergency session in the UN summoned by none other than Russia, whose representative Churkin has just started to speak, has begun. Via Bloomberg:

  • WEST, KIEV 'HENCHMEN' GOVT RESPONSIBLE FOR INSTABILITY: CHURKIN
  • CHURKIN URGES 'DE-ESCALATION,' RETURN TO FEB.21 ACCORD

But the most important opinion, that of China, remains entirely noncomittal:

  • CHINA URGES POLITICAL, DIPLOMATIC SETTLEMENT IN UKRAINE: WANG
  • CHINA HOPES RELEVANT PARTIES IN UKRAINE 'KEEP CALM,' WANG SAYS

And Russia warns:

  • Churkin: "In just a few hours things may take an irreversible turn for the worse"

The live webcast below.

 

So to sum it all up:

Russia - blames The US and Ukraine right-wing for escalating against pro-Russian forces:

  • RUSSIA'S UN ENVOY CHURKIN SAYS E. UKRAINE SITUATION 'DANGEROUS'
  • MAIDAN 'HENCHMEN' ORGANIZING TERROR WITH WEST BACKING: CHURKIN
  • WEST, KIEV 'HENCHMEN' GOVT RESPONSIBLE FOR INSTABILITY: CHURKIN
  • CHURKIN URGES 'DE-ESCALATION,' RETURN TO FEB.21 ACCORD

The US (Ambassador Power) says it Russia's fault...

  • U.S. FAVORS SPEEDING UP PROCESS FOR UKRAINE-IMF ACCORD: POWER
  • RUSSIA 'SPREADING FICTION, WE MUST STOP THIS TONIGHT,': POWER
  • MUST DISCUSS FACTS TO DISPEL RUSSIA PROPAGANDA ON UKRAINE:POWER
  • ONLY RUSSIA CAN COORDINATE 'PROFESSIONAL' INSTABILITY: POWER

But..

  • U.S. STANDS WITH UKRAINE TO HELP SEE OUT IMF AGREEMENT: POWER
  • $1B LOAN GARANTEE WITH UKRAINE WILL CONCLUDE TMRW, POWER SAYS

So Gazprom gets some of its cash?

Ukraine is irate...

  • *UKRAINE GOVT 'SEVERELY CHALLENGED' BY EAST SITUATION: SERGEYEV
  • *RUSSIA IS SENDING 'SUBVERSIVE GROUPS' INTO UKRAINE: SERGEYEV
  • *UKRAINE WON'T LET CRIMEA REPEAT IN COUNTRY'S EAST: SERGEYEV
  • *UKRAINE MAKES 'FINAL WARNING CRY' FOR RUSSIA TO LEAVE: SERGEYEV
  • *UKRAINE DEMANDS THAT RUSSIA 'LEAVE US ALONE,' SERGEYEV SAYS

To which Russia responds...

 

  • *UKRAINE 'FAR TOO IMPORTANT ECONOMIC PARTNER' FOR RUSSIA:CHURKIN
  • *RUSSIA DOESN'T WANT DESTABILIZATION OF UKRAINE, CHURKIN SAYS
  • *NOT RUSSIA'S FAULT THAT UKRAINE IS WHAT IT IS NOW, CHURKIN SAYS