February 28, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

February 28, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.The United Nations Security Council has voted to have the 193-member General Assembly hold an emergency special session to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Security Council on Sunday took a vote for a request to authorize the emergency session. Permanent council members, including Russia, were not allowed to exercise their veto powers.
2.The European Union has decided to finance the purchase and delivery of weapons and other equipment to Ukraine. This is the first time the EU has decided to provide such aid to a country that is under attack. The EU says it will reimburse purchases and transfers of arms from its member nations to Ukraine.
3.Ukraine is bracing for more Russian attacks. Official from both countries are expected to hold talks in Belarus near the Ukrainian border. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he is skeptical the meeting will achieve results. But he says he wants to try to prevent more lives from being lost.