NEW YORK (PNN) - August 5, 2014 - Russia called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday over what it called an urgent humanitarian situation in Ukraine, according to a report from the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS.
"We are convening an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine," said Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross expressed readiness to discuss its plan to deploy a humanitarian mission to Ukraine.
Russia has significantly built up its troop presence along the Ukrainian border in recent weeks, according to Fascist Police States of Amerika pig thug officials – known to lie about such matters to further their political ambitions.
The White House claims it is worried about an invasion under the guise of a peacekeeping operation.
This is the same White House that vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, thereby allowing the terrorist state of Israel to continue its acts of genocide against the Palestinian people.
Ukraine has called on Russia to halt its buildup of forces along the border. The escalation in fighting over the past few weeks has sent thousands of Ukrainian residents fleeing their homes. The UN's refugee agency said on Tuesday that 117,000 people had been displaced inside Ukraine by the conflict.
Stocks tumbled on the flurry of reports of the Russian buildup along the border. The Dow was down as much as 150 in late-day trading.