General Assembly considers resolution on Ukraine crisisListen /
The UN General Assembly is meeting on Thursday to discuss the crisis between Ukraine and Russia.
The meeting follows the annexation of the region of Crimea by Russia following a referendum conducted there on 16 March.
The Assembly of 193 Member States is expected to consider a resolution on the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
The resolution "affirms commitment to the sovereignty, political independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders".
It also calls on States "to desist and refrain from actions aimed at the partial or total disruption" of the country's national unity and calls for a peaceful resolution of the crisis.
General Assembly resolutions have no legally binding force for governments but carry the weight of world public opinion on major international issues.
Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.