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U.N. Security Council to hold emergency session on Ukraine

U.N. Security Council to hold emergency session on Ukraine

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) --The United Nations Security Council announced it will convene an emergency session on Thursday to discuss the situation in Ukraine.
JC Finley
U.N. Security Council holds emergency session on Ukraine

U.N. Security Council holds emergency session on Ukraine

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) --The United Nations Security Council convened an emergency session on Ukraine Tuesday evening at the request of Russia.
JC Finley
Russia, China block U.N. war crimes resolution on Syria

Russia, China block U.N. war crimes resolution on Syria

UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (UPI) --China and Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution to investigate Syrian war crimes on Thursday.
Ed Adamczyk
Russia calls emergency U.N. Security Council session

Russia calls emergency U.N. Security Council session

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- Russia requested an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting on Friday to discuss the situation in Ukraine.
JC Finley
Russian MFA calls U.N. resolution on Ukraine "counterproductive"

Russian MFA calls U.N. resolution on Ukraine "counterproductive"

March 28 (UPI) -- The Russian government responded to the UN resolution on Ukraine that was passed Thursday, calling it "counterproductive."
JC Finley

U.S., Russia reach preliminary agreement on Ukraine crisis

KIEV, Ukraine, March 16 (UPI) -- The Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday Russia and the United States had reached a preliminary agreement on the crisis in Ukraine.
Russia vetoes Security Council resolution on Ukraine

Russia vetoes Security Council resolution on Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS, March 15 (UPI) -- Russia blocked a U.N. Security Council resolution Saturday that would have urged nations not to recognize the Crimean vote on secession from Ukraine.
Ousted Ukrainian president asks Putin to send Russian forces to Ukraine

Ousted Ukrainian president asks Putin to send Russian forces to Ukraine

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- A senior Russian diplomat to the UN announced Monday that deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has requested Russia send armed forces into Ukraine.
JC Finley
Obama confers with Putin by phone on Russian troops in Ukraine

Obama confers with Putin by phone on Russian troops in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine, March 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama held a 90-minute phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday as the U.N. Security Council met on Ukraine.
U.N. Security Council votes to destroy Syria's chemical arms

U.N. Security Council votes to destroy Syria's chemical arms

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council Friday voted unanimously to approve a resolution that would secure and destroy Syria's stockpiles.

Syrian rebel group meets with U.N. Security Council

UNITED NATIONS, July 27 (UPI) -- Leaders of the National Coalition of Syria, the major rebel group, told the U.N. Security Council they envision a united and Democratic Syria.

Syrian rebels used nerve gas, Russia says

UNITED NATIONS, July 10 (UPI) -- Russia says it determined an alleged deadly sarin nerve gas attack in Syria was carried out by Syrian rebels, not the Assad regime, as the White House asserts.

Syria a security risk to EU, commissioner says

BRUSSELS, April 25 (UPI) -- It's in the interest of the European community to take efforts to address the situation with Syrian civil war, the European crisis commissioner said.
Golan Heights latest spillover threat

Golan Heights latest spillover threat

UNITED NATIONS, March 28 (UPI) -- Stability from a cease-fire enacted in the 1970s in the Golan Heights might deteriorate because of the Syrian civil war, the U.N. Security Council said.

Group: U.N. peacekeepers not abducted

CAIRO, March 7 (UPI) -- A Syrian rebel group that first said it had detained about 20 U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights announced Thursday it had rescued them from fighting.
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Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin (Russian: Виталий Иванович Чуркин) (born February 21, 1952 in Moscow) is the current Permanent Representative (Ambassador) of the Russian Federation to the United Nations. He replaced Andrey I. Denisov on May 1, 2006, when he presented his credentials to the then Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan.

He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1974, and began working for them then, and received a PhD in history from the USSR Diplomatic Academy in 1981. He was then Director of the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)/ Russian Federation. He also served as a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, and was Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation from 1992 to 1994.

Prior to his current diplomatic post, Churkin was his country’s Ambassador to Belgium from 1994 to 1998, and to Canada from 1998 to 2003. He was then Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, a post he held from 2003 to 2006.

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