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  • Meetings in 2015: 26 and 21 January - Letter dated 28 February 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2014/136);
    17 February - Letter dated 13 April 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2014/264);
    24 February - Briefing by the Chair-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe:
    http://www.un.org/en/sc/meetings/records/2015.shtml 
    (Meeting records, press releases and resolutions)
  • Meetings in 2014: 12 November, 24 October, 8 August, 21 and 18 July, 24 June, 28 May, 29 and 13 April, 19, 15, 13, 10, 3 and 1 March, 28 February - Letter dated 28 February 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2014/136);
    19 September, 5 August, 2 May, 13 April - Letter dated 13 April 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2014/264):
    http://www.un.org/en/sc/meetings/records/2014.shtml

    Related press releases:
  • European Monitoring Mission Chiefs, briefing Security Council, describe turning point in Ukraine of further progress towards peace or conflict’s escalation (SC/11803, 27 February 2015):
    http://www.un.org/press/en/2015/sc11803.doc.htm
  • New Minsk Accord best chance to defuse Eastern Ukraine Crisis, Head of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe tells Security Council (SC/11796, 24 February 2015):
    http://www.un.org/press/en/2015/sc11796.doc.htm
  • Unanimously adopting Resolution 2202 (2015), Security Council calls on parties to implement accords aimed at peaceful settlement in Eastern Ukraine (SC/11785, 17 February 2015):
    http://www.un.org/press/en/2015/sc11785.doc.htm
  • Alarmed by civilian deaths from rocket attacks in Ukraine, Under-Secretary-General, in Security Council briefing, calls for rebels to reinstate ceasefire agreement (SC/11753, 26 January 2015):
    http://www.un.org/press/en/2015/sgsm16485.doc.htm
  • Security Council Press Statement on killing of civilians at public transport stop in city of Donetsk, Ukraine (SC/11749, 22 January 2015):
    http://www.un.org/press/en/2015/sc11749.doc.htm
  • Urging narrative of cooperation not confrontation in Ukraine, Political Chief tells Security Council ‘sustainable ceasefire now exists in name only’ (SC/11746, 21 January 2015):
    http://www.un.org/press/en/2015/sc11746.doc.htm
  • Security Council Press Statement on killing of bus passengers in Donetsk Region, Ukraine (SC/11733, 13 January 2015):
    http://www.un.org/press/en/2015/sc11733.doc.htm
  • Security Council briefed on fast-breaking developments in Ukraine, as political official warns failure to secure Russian-Ukrainian Border Obstructing Peace (SC/11645, 12 November 2014):
    http://www.un.org/press/en/2014/sc11645.doc.htm
  • As death toll surpasses 3,700, Assistant Secretary-General tells Security Council faster action needed to end violence, tensions in Eastern Ukraine (SC/11614, 24 October 2014):
    http://www.un.org/press/en/2014/sc11614.doc.htm
  • Penetration of ‘high-energy objects’ caused Malaysian air crash over Ukraine, Security Council told, as top envoy details findings from initial probe (SC/11569, 19 September 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2014/sc11569.doc.htm
  • Senior Official warns Security Council of dangerous escalation in Ukraine, citing ‘deeply alarming reports of Russian military involvement’ (SC/11541, 28 August 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2014/sc11541.doc.htm 
  • Price paid by Ukraine citizens ‘too high’, Assistant Secretary-General tells Security Council, calling for peaceful solution to conflict (SC/11516, 8 August 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2014/sc11516.doc.htm
  • Humanitarian conditions will continue to deteriorate if crisis in Eastern Ukraine persists, senior official tells Security Council (SC/11508, 5 August 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2014/sc11508.doc.htm
  • Security Council Coalesces around Resolution 2166 (2014) on Malaysian jet crash demanding accountability, full access to site, halt to military activities (SC/11483, 21 July 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2014/sc11483.doc.htm
  • Security Council calls for immediate, credible investigation into downing of civilian aircraft over Ukraine (SC/11481, 18 July 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2014/sc11481.doc.htm
  • Security Council Press Statement on Malaysian Plane Crash (SC/11480, 18 July 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2014/sc11480.doc.htm
  • Peace plan, unilateral ceasefire offer hope for resolving conflict in Ukraine, Political Affairs Official tells Security Council (SC/11448, 24 June 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2014/sc11448.doc.htm
  • Security Council Press Statement on Journalists killed in Ukraine (SC/11442, 17 June 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2014/sc11442.doc.htm
  • Reaching out to East critical after Ukraine Elections, Under-Secretary-General tells Security Council in Briefing (SC/11417, 28 May 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2014/sc11417.doc.htm
  • Diplomatic solution only way out, as situation in Ukraine deteriorates, Under-Secretary-General tells Security Council (SC/11377, 2 May 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2014/sc11377.doc.htm
  • ‘Emerging spirit of compromise’ evaporates as violence escalates in Ukraine, Under-Secretary-General tells Security Council (SC/11375, 29 April 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2014/sc11375.doc.htm
  • Assistant Secretary-General stresses need to uphold human rights standards in Security Council Briefing on Ukraine Visits (SC/11358, 16 April 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2014/sc11358.doc.htm
  • Ukraine situation ‘more combustible than ever’, Assistant Secretary-General warns Security Council, calling for action to de-escalate crisis (SC/11351, 13 April 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2014/sc11351.doc.htm
  • United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission deployed to Crimea amid crisis between Russian Federation, Ukraine, Security Council told (SC/11328, 19 March 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2014/sc11328.doc.htm
  • Security Council fails to adopt text urging Member States not to recognize planned 16 March Referendum in Ukraine’s Crimea Region (SC/11319, 15 March 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2014/sc11319.doc.htm
  • Peaceful resolution of Ukraine Crisis remains possible, Under-Secretary-General tells Security Council during Briefing (SC/11314, 13 March 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2014/sc11314.doc.htm
  • Note to correspondents on the briefing to the Security Council on Ukraine by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson (Kyiv, Ukraine, 6 March 2014):
    http://www.un.org/sg/offthecuff/index.asp?nid=3340
  • Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs updates Security Council as it holds second meeting on Ukraine in three days (SC/11305, 3 March 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2014/sc11305.doc.htm
  • Ukraine, in Emergency Meeting, calls on Security Council to stop military intervention by Russian Federation (SC/11302, 1 March 2014):
    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2014/sc11302.doc.htm

    Related documents:
  • S/RES/2202 (2015): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2202(2015)
    Security Council called on all parties to fully implement the “Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements”, adopted on 12 February 2015 in Minsk, Belarus.  Annex I: Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements; Annex II: Declaration of the President of the Russian Federation, the President of Ukraine, the President of the French Republic and the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany in support of the “Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements”, adopted on 12 February 2015 in Minsk.
  • S/2014/657 (9 September 2014): Letter dated 9 September 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (Preliminary report - Crash involving Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight MH17 Hrabove, Ukrainian - 17 July 2014): http://undocs.org/S/2014/657
  • S/RES/2166 (2014): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2166(2014)
    Security Council coalesces around Resolution 2166 (2014) on Malaysian jet crash demanding accountability, full access to site, halt to military activities
  • S/2014/264 (14 April 2014): Letter dated 13 April 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council
    http://undocs.org/S/2014/264
    Requests, in accordance with rule 2 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council,that the President of the Security Council convene an emergency meeting of the Council in the briefing format on 13 Apr. 2014, at 8 p.m., to consider the developments in Ukraine.
  • S/2014/189 (15 March 2014): draft resolution  
    http://undocs.org/S/2014/189
  • S/2014/136 (26 February 2014): Letter dated 28 February 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council :
    http://undocs.org/S/2014/136
    Requests an urgent meeting of the Security Council in accordance with Articles 34 and 35 of the Charter of the UN; requests also, in accordance with rule 37 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council, that Ukraine be allowed to participate in the meeting and make a statement.
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Selected Statements and Speeches by UN Officials


Selected UN Documents
  • UN Member States on the Record: Ukraine
    http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/unms/ukraine.shtml
    key documents related to its membership in the UN; statements made before the principal organs; draft resolutions sponsored; periodic reports submitted on Human Rights conventions, etc.

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