Russia vetoes UN resolution calling its referendums illegal


              Britain's Ambassador to the United Nations Barbara Woodward address the U.N. Security Council before a vote on a draft resolution sanctioning Russia's planned annexation of war-occupied Ukraine territory, Friday Sept. 30, 2022 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              China's Ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun confers with aides before abstaining from a U.N. Security Council vote on a draft resolution sanctioning Russia's planned annexation of war-occupied Ukraine territory, Friday Sept. 30, 2022 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              Britain's Ambassador to the United Nations Barbara Woodward, left, and United States' Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, right, confer before a U.N. Security Council vote on a draft resolution sanctioning Russia's planned annexation of war-occupied Ukraine territory, Friday Sept. 30, 2022 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations Sergiy Kyslytsya, top center, address the U.N. Security Council after a vote on a draft resolution sanctioning Russia's planned annexation of war occupied Ukraine territory, Friday Sept. 30, 2022 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya raises his hand against a U.N. Security Council vote on a draft resolution sanctioning Russia's planned annexation of war-occupied Ukraine territory, Friday Sept. 30, 2022 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya, left, keeps his hand down as some members of the U.N. Security Council vote on a draft resolution sanctioning Russia's planned annexation of war occupied Ukraine territory, Friday Sept. 30, 2022 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              United Nations Security Council vote on a draft resolution sanctioning Russia's planned annexation of war occupied Ukraine territory, Friday Sept. 30, 2022 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Russia vetoes UN resolution calling its referendums illegal