Ukraine, Japan face tense diplomacy as UN council newcomers

Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay are running unopposed for five non-permanent seats on the 15-member UN Security Council after regional groupings put them forward as their choiceUkraine and Japan are among five countries set to win election to the UN Security Council on Thursday, taking seats alongside Russia and China, countries with which they have tense relations. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said Kiev will “definitely not be conciliatory” towards Russia at the top diplomatic table even as a fragile truce in east Ukraine is taking hold.

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