After months of blocking any Security Council action on Ukraine, Russia called an emergency meeting of the U.N.’s most powerful body on Monday to introduce a resolution calling for an immediate halt to deadly clashes in eastern Ukraine.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow will seek Security Council action to end weeks of violence in Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine. The resolution “will contain demands to immediately halt violence and begin practical negotiations for the purpose of establishing a stable and reliable cease fire,” he said. “This draft resolution will also contain a requirement to immediately create humanitarian corridors that will help civilians leave hostility zones, should they wish to do so.”

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