UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday there needs to be greater international pressure on Russia to abide by a ceasefire in Ukraine, as Russia denied it was a threat to its neighbor.
The 15-member council held its 26th meeting on Ukraine. A ceasefire agreed by pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine on Sept. 5 in the Belarussian capital of Minsk is now all but dead and Western fears of a return to all-out conflict are growing.
UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has halted talks with the main sponsor of a U.N. resolution urging the country’s referral to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, following months of attempts to win over key supporters of the draft.
In a statement dated Oct. 30 and given to U.N. states, North Korea’s U.N. mission said it had suspended talks with the European Union on the resolution.