[“Russia, West accuse each other of hypocrisy on Ukraine” – Reuters – 5.2.14]
Reuters covers UN Security Council meetings on unrest in Ukraine. The fact that Russia has taken over permanent member status and veto power previously exercised by the now-defunct Soviet Union complicates efforts for the UNSC to act.
Western powers and Russia on Friday used an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to accuse each other of hypocrisy and double standards in confronting the escalating crisis in Ukraine.
The heated exchange came during another inconclusive meeting of the 15-nation council on the crisis. …
The Security Council has held more than a dozen meetings on the Ukraine crisis but has taken no formal action due to the deep disagreements among Russia, Britain, France and the United States – four of its five veto-wielding permanent members.