|Security Council votes on draft resolution on Ukraine, 25 February 2022 (Photo: AFP/VNA)
The vote by the 15-member council is procedural so none of the five permanent council members - Russia, China, France, Britain and the United States - can wield their vetoes. The move needs nine votes in favour and is likely to pass. The Security Council meeting is scheduled to take place at 3pm on Sunday, at the request of the US and Albania.
If the proposed resolution is approved by the Security Council, as a rule, the UN General Assembly session will have to be held within 24 hours.