Russia says it can't support UN resolution calling for ceasefire compliance

Russia, which holds a veto on the Security Council, said it would not support a measure calling for Moscow to comply with the ceasefire because it did not contain all the provisions of the EU-backed agreement. Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said he particularly objected to the absence of a provision for additional Russian security measures, and the call for immediate withdrawal of Russian forces, which he said went beyond the cease-fire deal. He described the emergency meeting as biased against Russia, and called the French draft inadequate and insupportable. "Today in this room there's been yet another attempt to turn things on their head and portray the aggressors as the victim," he said. "There's a clear expression of propaganda in detriment to serious, important, political work which needs to be done in the Security Council."