Russia blocks UN Security Council statement condemning Ukraine shelling

A Western-backed UN Security Council statement condemning a shelling attack by separatists on Mariupol in Ukraine’s southeast has been blocked by Russia. The attack killed at least 30 people and injured more than 90.

The United Nations draft statement called for “an immediate de-escalation of violence,” employment of the September 5 truce between Kyiv and pro-Russian rebels and an “objective investigation” into the rocket attack which occurred on Saturday in the port-city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine.

“This attack marks a significant and disturbing escalation in the level of violence in eastern Ukraine,” the statement obtained by The Associated Press news agency said.
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Source News: DW