Russia votes to veto a draft UN resolution
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Ukraine crisis: Russia isolated in UN Crimea vote

Russia has vetoed a draft UN resolution criticising Sunday's secession referendum in Ukraine's Crimea region - the only Security Council member to vote against the measure.

China, regarded as a Russian ally on the issue, abstained from the vote.

Western powers criticised Russia's veto over the referendum, which will ask Crimeans if they want to rejoin Russia.

  • 15 Mar 2014
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