外文标题：UN resolution on Crimea: Russia vetoes, China abstains
UNITED NATIONS: Russia vetoed a Western-backed resolution condemning the Crimea referendum at a UN security council emergency vote on Saturday, but China abstained, isolating Moscow further on the Ukraine crisis.
The draft resolution, which says Sunday's referendum would have no validity, got 13 votes in the 15-member council. But it was rejected when permanent member Russia exercised its veto.
The resolution declares that the referendum on whether the semi-autonomous region should come under Kremlin rule "cannot form the basis for any alteration of the status of Crimea."
China often backs Russia at the council, especially on Syria-related votes, and Western powers presented its abstention as the best possible outcome from the seventh UN emergency session since the crisis began.
"Russia, isolated, alone and wrong, blocked the resolution's passage," US ambassador Samantha Power told the council.
"This is a sad and remarkable moment." US national security advisers assembled at the White House to discuss Ukraine. President Barack Obama was not there but was being briefed, a senior US official said.
"Russia totally isolated at UNSC. 13 vote for Resolution. Even China abstains. Russia alone in refusing to affirm sovereignty of #Ukraine," US deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes tweeted.
Amit Thackeray (Unknown)
Now is the time to test friendship of India.
julye cotint (aaa)
power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely
Rahul"s view and opinion of the congres getting 200 seats shows his inexperience in poltiics and predictions.congress routed in Norther india while in south, it has no address at all, while in west Mombai, shiva sena dominate while in est Bengal Mamta is ruling, where congress is going to ? is almost routed from the country.shows How Dr Manmohan and madam sonia ruled the country.
R. Sid (NRI)
China did not vote because to cancel the proposal of resolution at UN one single vote from the security member is enough. China played well.
Veto Power !
This once again proves that UN is a big joke. It protects all the evil countries that form the security council. They keep doing every wrong thing on this planet and veto power is used to keep them protected. Not sure why UN exists at all.
Monica (New Delhi)
Is the story about UN vote on Ukraine or India's politics?
vijay banga (new delhi)
There can be many reasons visible and invisible but there is common ground somewhere, this is enough to disturb the world, US individually and of course the so called UN
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Solomon Meyshok (india)
What is there in it UN, crimea region people are ready to go with russia, and also russia is not trying to invade, but they are calling for a referendum from people, which is the ultimacy of democracy, if UN the so called US wants peace and democracy to be saved y not allow the referendum, its chosen by people and not the leaders, This shows that UN is incapable , Do what the people likes and not what the wealthy nations like .