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Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin dead at 64

Feb 21, 2017 - 7:52 AM

UPDATED News of his death is met with shock at UN headquarters where Churkin who would have turned 65 on February 21 had been a towering presence for a decade

Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, addresses the Security Council at the UN headquarters in New York, December 31, 2016. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

UN imposes toughest-ever North Korea sanctions

Mar 03, 2016 - 8:20 AM

UPDATED The Security Council unanimously passes a resolution imposing new sanctions after 7 weeks of arduous negotiations between the United States and China

Oh Joon (2nd from left), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN, speaks to journalists following the adoption of the resolution on North Korea, March 2, 2016, United Nations, New York. Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo. He is flanked by Samantha Power (left), United States Permanent Representative; and Motohide Yoshikawa, Permanent Representative of Japan.

Russia vetoes UN resolution on MH17 tribunal

Jul 30, 2015 - 9:13 AM

Its ambassador Vitaly Churkin launches into a lengthy defense of Russia s actions dishing the blame onto others

INVESTIGATION. Australian and Dutch investigators examine a piece of debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane, near the village of Grabove, 100 km from Donetsk, Ukraine, August 1, 2014. File Photo by Igor Kovalenko/EPA

UN seeks to shore up Ukraine truce as fighting flares

Jun 06, 2015 - 8:13 AM

We are either looking at a return to a deepening intractable conflict or a momentary upsurge in parts of the conflict zone We cannot afford either scenario says UN political chief Jeffrey Feltman

CEASEFIRE? Ukrainian servicemen patrol the area in the town of Marinka, near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, June 5, 2015. This week has seen the deadliest fighting between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian military since a ceasefire deal was signed in February. Photo by Alex Rom/EPA

UN to vote on improved Syria aid access

Jul 12, 2014 - 12:58 PM

The United Nations accuses the Syrian regime of imposing bureaucratic and arbitrary obstacles to the delivery of humanitarian aid

AID FOR CIVILIANS. The UN Council calls on the Syrian government to improve civilians' access to much-needed aid. Photo from Agence France-Presse

Ukraine vows to strike back after rebels kill 23 troops

Jul 12, 2014 - 12:36 PM

Not a single terrorist will avoid responsibility Every single one of them will get their just desserts says Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko

Ukraine not yet facing humanitarian crisis – Amos

Jun 17, 2014 - 9:03 AM

The situation in eastern Ukraine has worsened but it is not yet a humanitarian crisis the UN humanitarian chief tells the UN Security Council

Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, in a press briefing at the UN headquarters in New York, 4 June 2014.  Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo

UN resolution on Crimea: Russia vetoes, China abstains

Mar 16, 2014 - 12:37 AM

Russia vetoed a Western backed resolution condemning the Crimea referendum but China abstained

VOTES. Russia vetoed a Western-backed resolution condemning the Crimea referendum at a UN Security Council emergency vote, but China abstained, isolating Moscow further on the Ukraine crisis. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Ukraine pleads for talks as stand-off turns bloody

Mar 14, 2014 - 7:34 AM

At least one pro Kiev protester was stabbed and killed in Donetsk when a demonstration in favor of Ukrainian unity was attacked by a Russian separatist crowd

TURNING VIOLENT. Pro- Russian protestors attack participants of a Single Ukraine rally who were attacked by pro-Russian protestors during their rally in downtown Donetsk, Ukraine, 13 March 2014. Photomig/EPA

US says hopeful on Ukraine crisis after Russia talks

Mar 06, 2014 - 12:15 AM

UPDATED Although fears of outright war have eased tensions remain disconcertingly high in Ukraine

AGENDA: UKRAINE. Top Western diplomats meet in Paris to discuss the situation in Ukraine, 5 March 2014. In this photo, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius chairs a meeting with the foreign ministers of the EU, UK, Germany, and Poland. Image courtesy of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

US pledges $1B to Ukraine as Kerry visits

Mar 04, 2014 - 8:59 PM

UPDATED Kerry accuses Moscow of looking for a pretext to invade Ukraine and condemns Russia s intervention on the flashpoint Crimean peninsula as an act of aggression

IN KIEV. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, on March 4, 2014. US State Department photo

US suspends military cooperation with Russia; Kerry to Ukraine

Mar 04, 2014 - 10:38 AM

UPDATED World markets plunged and oil prices spiked on fears of an all out offensive that would pit nuclear armed Russia against its Western backed neighbor

SHOW OF LOYALTY. A man waves Russian national flag outside the territory of the Ukrainian naval headquarters in Sevastopol, Ukraine, 03 March 2014. Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA

Deposed Ukraine leader asked Putin for troops – Russia

Mar 04, 2014 - 10:21 AM

Western powers promptly trash the claim at a turbulent session that saw the US ambassador lock horns with her Russian counterpart

RUSSIA'S SIDE. Vitaly I. Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in Ukraine, 03 March 2014, United Nations, New York. Evan Schneider/UN Photo

General says all Damascus retaken, Aleppo pounded

Aug 05, 2012 - 7:51 AM

The Syrian army said it has seized the last rebel held district of the capital as insurgents in Aleppo came under heavy bombardment by regime forces