UN Security Council sets urgent meeting on Ukraine

UN Security Council sets urgent meeting on Ukraine

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gives statements about Syria, Gaza and the downing of a Malaysian airline over Ukraine July 17, 2014 at UN headquarters in New York.AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Associated Press

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 6:06 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Britain says the U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday morning on Ukraine.

Britain’s U.N. Mission said Thursday it requested the meeting and later tweeted that it is set for 10 a.m. Friday.

The request follows Wednesday’s downing of a Ukrainian air force fighter and Thursday’s downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people over eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine’s U.N. Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev tweeted after Thursday’s crash in a rebel-controlled area that “Ukraine will present the evidence of Russian military involvement into the Boeing crash. This crime should be fully investigated.”

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