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Russia calls for emergency meeting of UN Security Council
Russia has called an emergency meeting of the United Nations' Security Council over the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, ITAR-TASS news agency reported on Tuesday.

 

"We are calling an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council over the humanitarian situation in Ukraine," TASS quoted Russian UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin as saying. He added that Russia hoped the meeting would take place later on Tuesday.

 

The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday that 117,000 people were displaced inside Ukraine, where government forces are fighting pro-Russian rebels in the east.