United Nations, Mar 5 (): As the tensions are intensifying in the country, Ukarine’s United Nations Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev is vowing: “We will succeed”, even though Russia is attempting to take over the region of Crimea.
An emergency UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine was held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at UN headquarters. The emergency meeting was the third in four days on Ukraine. It started with worries that the Kremlin might grab more land in pro-Russian eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, Russia was demanded by almost all council members to take away its troops from Crimea. Russia did not get any support for its military action from close ally, China.
In the meeting, Ukraine government claimed that Russian troops were still entering into Crimea, violating the international accords. Ukraine’s UN ambassador said there are 16,000 troops now positioned in the Crimea region of Ukraine.
Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin told that Ukraine’s ousted president had requested Russian soldiers in the Crimea area “to establish legitimacy, law, order and peace.”
Speaking on Tuesday morning at a news conference, Prime Minister of Crimea Sergei Aksyonov said that Crimean officials were in control of the security situation, even as deadlocks continued between Ukrainian troops and Russian forces at numerous military installations, also at a base near the Belbek airport, near Sevastopol. He added there is no safety threat to human life in Crimea.
At Belbek airport’s base, several hundred pro-Russia and Ukrainian forces were in a standstill on Tuesday that had started overnight. Even though the Russian troops fired warning gunshots, the dispute concluded with no injuries or violence, but some of the Ukrainians were able to take up their positions, taking guard posts at the airfield.
A long convoy of cars drove in Crimea through Simferopol on Tuesday with supporters cheering on either side. Slogans were written on their back wind shields saying, “Against the Lying Mass Media.”