UNITED NATIONS - Britain's U.N. Ambassador says the Security Council has sent Russia a "resounding message" that it stands isolated in the international community.
Russia today vetoed a resolution declaring tomorrow's referendum on the future of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula illegal. The veto was expected, but supporters of the U.S.-sponsored resolution put the resolution to a vote to show the strength of opposition to Moscow's takeover of Crimea.
Thirteen nations voted "yes," while China abstained in a show of Moscow's isolation.
The resolution would have reaffirmed the council's commitment to Ukraine's "sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity."