As per diplomats, the United Nations 15 member Security Council is yet to adopt a resolution regarding ceasefire in the eastern Ukraine as members need more deliberations on the topic. The members are to vote on a resolution drafted by Russia which calls for the parties to implement a deal providing for a ceasefire starting from Sunday. However, a few countries demanded amendments in the resolution, and thus, more consultations and deliberations are required on the draft of the resolution before it is adopted.
Malaysia wants a reference to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in mid-July over the Eastern Ukraine in the text. Some other members, too, are pressing for revision of a few provisions, and are calling for further discussion on the matter. Mark Lyall, British envoy, said that member states did not find themselves in a position to vote on the resolution at present, but all members were keen on a Security Council reaction on the Minsk Agreement. He admitted that there was no guarantee of all Security Council members agreeing on a position and adopting the text, and refused to be drawn further on the potential points of disagreements. As per Francois Delattre, French Envoy, they were working on those points of contentions.
Meanwhile, shelling and mortar fire are raging in various towns of the eastern Ukraine notwithstanding the shaky truce which is observed to some extent on some other frontiers. Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General has also called upon all concerned to end immediately the 10-month old war between Ukrainian forces and Russia-led separatists.