The first Security Council meeting on the situation in Ukraine was held on 28 February 2014. The meeting was called for by the Permanent Representative of Ukraine by a letter dated 28 February.
On 27 March 2014, the General Assembly adopted a resolution on the Territorial Integrity of Ukraine - A/RES/68/262.
The Security Council met on 13 April, 2 May, 5 August, and 19 September 2014, as well as 17 February 2015, in response to a letter (S/2014/264) from the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation requesting "convening of urgent consultations in relation to the situation in Ukraine."
The Security Council unanimously adopted S/RES/2166 (2014) on 21 July 2014, which deplored "the downing of a civilian aircraft on an international flight, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, on 17 July in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, with the loss of all 298 passengers and crew on board."
On 17 February 2015, the Council adopted S/RES/2202 (2015) endorsing the "Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk Agreements" to end violence in eastern regions of Ukraine. The "Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk Agreements" is included in Annex I of this resolution.
A year following the crash of MH17, on 29 July 2015, the Council failed to adopt a resolution that would have established an international tribunal for the purpose of prosecuting persons responsible for crimes connected with the downing of the flight.
The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations called for a meeting of the Security Council by a letter dated 28 February 2014 (S/2014/136).
|S/PV.7498||29 July 2015||Draft resolution (S/2015/562) not adopted 11-1-3|
|S/PV.7400||6 March 2015||---|
|S/PV.7395||27 February 2015||---|
|S/PV.7384||17 February 2015||S/RES/2202 (2015)|
|S/PV.7368||26 January 2015||---|
|S/PV.7365||21 January 2015||---|
|S/PV.7311||12 November 2014||---|
|S/PV.7287||24 October 2014||---|
|S/PV.7269||19 September 2014||---|
|S/PV.7253||28 August 2014||---|
|S/PV.7239||8 August 2014||---|
|S/PV.7234||5 August 2014||---|
|S/PV.7221||21 July 2014||S/RES/2166 (2014)|
|S/PV.7205||24 June 2014||---|
|S/PV.7185||28 May 2014||---|
|S/PV.7167||2 May 2014||---|
|S/PV.7165||29 April 2014||---|
|S/PV.7157||16 April 2014||---|
|S/PV.7154||13 April 2014||---|
|S/PV.7144||19 March 2014||---|
|S/PV.7138||15 March 2014||Draft resolution (S/2014/189)
not adopted 13-1-1
|S/PV.7134 (closed)||13 March 2014||Communiqué|
|S/PV.7131 (closed)||10 March 2014||Communiqué|
|S/PV.7125||3 March 2014||---|
|S/PV.7124||1 March 2014||---|
|S/PV.7123 (closed)||28 Feb. 2014||Communiqué|
A UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission, led by Ivan Šimonović, was deployed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in March 2014.
The Monitoring Mission delivers reports that assess the human rights situation in Crimea and makes recommendations for the way forward.
Links to their reports:
Additionally, the High Commissioner for Human Rights submitted a summary of the first five reports (covering 21 Nov 2013 - 5 Sept 2014) in the document, A/HRC/27/75.
For more information, visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) website.
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