Russia vetoed the renewal of the mandate of the UN mission in the Caucasus

Russia, using the veto in the vote in the UN Security Council, has blocked the adoption of a resolution extending the mandate of the UN mission in Georgia and Abkhazia.
Thus, the UN mission in the Caucasus ceased to exist, and from 00.00 on 16 June (08.00 AM EDT Tuesday) should stop execution of the previous mandate, as well as begin work on the drawdown of work.
For resolution, a draft of which made the seven countries including the United States, Britain and France, voted in 10 countries, four China, Vietnam, Libya and Uganda - abstained, while Russia, with veto power, voted against.

16 June 2009 | abkhazia, georgia, russia, transcaucasia, un, veto

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