Russia requests UNSC meeting to discuss Western arms to Ukraine
The Russian Mission to the United Nations has sought a meeting on September 12 to review the collective West's military supplies to Ukraine.
The Russian Mission to the United Nations has sought a meeting on September 12 to review the collective West's arms delivery to Ukraine, according to Dmitry Polyanskiy, Russia's Deputy Permanent Representative to the international organization.
"On September 8, the Albanian presidency, together with the Americans, requested an open briefing in connection with the anniversary of the September 2022 referenda on joining Russia in the LPR, DPR, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions," Polyanskiy posted on Telegram.
The official explained, "Since we already have a tradition of holding 'mirror' events on topics that are inconvenient for Westerners, we requested a meeting for September 12 on the supply of Western weapons to Ukraine and other factors negatively affecting the prospects for resolving the crisis in Ukraine and around it."
US State Secretary Antony Blinken on Wednesday arrived in Ukraine on an unannounced visit. He is expected to announce more than a billion dollars in fresh aid for Kiev as Washington continues upping its expenditure for Ukraine.
Blinken landed in Kiev as the government claims to have made some minor advances against Russia's forces in the east after struggling for months to gain any ground.
A week ago, EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell stated that he expects to obtain an agreement with EU members on the provision of up to $5.4 billion in military aid to Ukraine by the end of 2023.
In July, the Biden administration's first military assistance package for Ukraine included cluster munitions, a controversial weapon that has been criticized by human rights activists and opposed by some US lawmakers.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) arms advocacy director Mary Wareham told RIA Novosti on Wednesday that the US has not yet disclosed the types of cluster munitions it has sent to Ukraine or the conditions under which they were transferred.