UN Security Council to meet on Ukraine crisis after deadly clashes


KIEV: The United Nations Security Council will hold a special meeting on Monday on the violence in eastern Ukraine after a rocket barrage blamed on Kremlin-backed rebels killed 30 and threatened to open up a new front in the war. US President Barack Obama vowed to ramp up pressure on Russia after Saturday’s assault on Mariupol — the main city standing between separatist territory near the Russian border and the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea that Moscow annexed in March. The special Security Council meeting, scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. Manila time) on Monday.



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