00:52 Aug. 12, 2016
All members except Russia supported Ukraine during an urgent meeting on Tuesday, August 11
The Security Council members strongly supported Ukraine's independence and territorial integrity including Crimea. Volodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, gave a press conference after the meeting. According to UNIAN report, Yelchenko said Ukraine was pleased with the UNSC position, except for one country.
Yelchenko also stated that he had asked his Russian counterpart Vitaly Churkin to provide the organization with evidence regarding Russia's accusations voiced against Ukraine. Yelchenko said he could hear only words.
He also informed that Ukraine had sent an official request to the International Committee of the Red Cross, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, as well as the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, urging them to gain access to Crimea, in particular, to those people who, as Russia claims, had been detained in connection with the so-called "terrorist activity."
According to Yelchenko, Ukraine has requested those organizations to report the results of their communication with the detainees to the OSCE and the UN Security Council.
Ukraine's representative also informed that Russia has a 40-thousand army near Ukrainian borders. He supposed it is not just a coincidence.
You can watch the Yelchenko's speech here: