Russia’s military build-up along its western border with Ukraine is expected to come before the United Nations Security Council on Monday after the United States requested an open meeting on the subject.
United States envoy Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield says the Council will discuss “Russia’s threatening behaviour” against Ukraine.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield says members of the Council must squarely examine the facts and consider what is at stake for Ukraine, Russia and Europe and for the core obligations and principles of the international order were Russia to invade its neighbour.
In reaction to US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) written responses to Russia’s demands for greater security guarantees, Moscow said it appeared clear that their concerns were not taken into account – as both sides kept diplomatic channels open.
Russia Foreign Ministry also maintains it does not intend to attack anyone. Any Council action will be limited due to Russia’s power as a permanent veto-wielding member.
US has deployed 8500 troops to Eastern Europe in anticipation of Russian invasion: