Submitted by ub on Sat, 03/01/2014 - 15:02

The United Nations Security Council is meeting to discuss the most recent developments in The Ukraine. The international body is taking up the hot button issue following Russia's parliament approval of the deployment of troops to Ukraine.

The meeting was called at London's request, after Russian leader Vladimir Putin won approval from lawmakers to send Russian troops into Ukrainian territory.

The UN Security Council is meeting for the second time in as many days to discuss the situation in Ukraine, while an envoy dispatched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the strife-torn country appealed to all sides to refrain from any actions that could further escalate an already tense environment in the Crimea region.