Russia vetoes Security Council resolution on Ukraine

And Putin takes it all again — On Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Security Council, a resolution, drafted by the US, and condemning the referendum in Crimea as « illegal, » has not been adopted, following a veto by the Russian Federation. Russia « has the power to veto a resolution, but it does not have the power to veto the truth, » the US ambassador to the UN said, describing Russia as being « isolated, alone and wrong. » China, a main ally, abstained from the vote, therefore not backing the Russian position, isolating Russia internationally. But still, Russia wins the game one more time.