Members of the UN Security Council did not adopt a draft of a Russian resolution on the Ukraine war at their meeting on Wednesday evening local time.

Iran Press/America: The UN Security Council on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected a draft resolution from Russia on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.

Only China joined Russia in voting in favor of the text, with all of the chamber's other 13 members abstaining.

The draft resolution expresses "grave concern at the deteriorating humanitarian situation in and around Ukraine," citing, in particular, a growing number of internally displaced people and refugees from the Ukrainian conflict.

Russia's military operation in Ukraine, which began on February 24, has been met with international outrage, with the European Union, US and UK among others implementing tough financial sanctions on Moscow.

So far, several rounds of talks between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations have taken place at various levels, but have not led to a comprehensive ceasefire. 219