UN Security Council to meet late Sunday on Ukraine


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United Nations (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council has called an emergency meeting at Russia's request to discuss the growing crisis in Ukraine.

Russia's U.N. mission sent a text message to reporters saying a closed meeting would begin at 8 p.m. Sunday (0000 GMT) at its request.

But the missions of France, Luxembourg and Britain all tweeted later that the meeting would be public.

The Security Council president confirmed in an email that members have been invited to attend "informal consultations" on Ukraine.

The meeting comes as the new Ukrainian government declared it would deploy armed forces to quash an increasingly bold pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern region.

Ukrainian special forces exchanged gunfire with a pro-Russia militia in an eastern city Sunday morning, with at least one security officer killed and five others wounded.

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