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Churkin: UNSC Western members block Russia draft statement on ceasefire

According to the Russian diplomat Lithuania, the USA and Australia started offering unacceptable amendments for entering into the offer text

UNITED NATIONS, August 08, /ITAR-TASS/. Western countries at the UN Security Council have blocked Russia-suggested draft statement calling for the obsevance of a ceasefire at the Malaysian Boeing airliner's crash site in Ukraine, Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told journalidts on Thursday.

"It (the draft statement) was blocked in a typical manner," the diplomat said. According to him, Lithuania, the United States, and Australia started suggesting unacceptable amendments for introduction to the text. Churkin recalled that the discontinuance of the ceasefire in the area of the airliner's crash site was a direct breach of the UNSC resolution.