UN Security Council to meet Thursday on Ukraine
Members of the United Nations Security Council - REUTERS/Adrees Latif

UNITED NATIONS, United States: The UN Security Council will hold new closed-door talks Thursday on the Ukraine crisis, diplomats said.

Envoys from 15 member countries are due to meet at 2:30 pm (1930 GMT) for the council’s fourth consultations on the subject since Friday.

During an acrimonious round of emergency talks Monday, Russia told other council members that Ukraine’s deposed president Viktor Yanukovych had asked Moscow to dispatch troops to re-establish law and order in his country.

As a permanent member of the council, Russia holds veto power and can thus block the body’s draft resolutions.

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