The Situation in Ukraine: Quick Guide

This guide provides Security Council documentation, news, and other resources related to the situation in Ukraine.

The Situation in Ukraine

Council Discusses Situation in Ukraine. A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in Ukraine.

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, 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 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."

Security Council Meetings

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).

Meeting
Record
Date Action/vote
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.7219 18 July2014 ---
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

Human Rights Reports

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.

More information

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Disclaimer

This guide is intended to provide delegates and UN Secretariat Staff with selected content from both UN and non-UN sources. It references third-party web sites, books and articles. It does not imply the endorsement of the content by the United Nations.

Access to electronic Resources

Books and articles can be accessed online within the UN Headquarters. Articles can be delivered to permanent mission by e-mail upon request.

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Treaties

Search for treaties between Member States published by the United Nations in the UN Treaty Collection website or UNBISnet.

For example: Treaty of friendship, cooperation and partnership between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, 1997

Click here for more guidance on finding treaties.

News & Analysis (Non-UN sources)

Prime Minister of Ukraine Briefs Media. Arseniy Yatsenyuk (left), Prime Minister of Ukraine, briefs journalists following a Security Council meeting on the situation in his country. 13 March 2014 United Nations, New York

These non-UN sources provide news and analysis of the situtation in Ukraine.  Views expressed do not reflect the views of the United Nations.

Latest news on Ukraine from Proquest

News about Ukraine from Proquest, a subscription resource available to the UN community while in the UN New York headquarters complex.

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