After the meeting in the UN Security Council on the situation in Ukraine, Vitaly Churkin, the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the world organization, said that Russia opposes imposing a mediation mission on the Peninsula to Crimea. “We need to ask the authorities of Crimea what they think about this. We are against imposed mediation,” he stressed.
For sending an international mediation mission to the Crimea to launch a peaceful dialogue with the participation of all Ukrainian parties are the United States. This was announced after the meeting in the Security Council on the situation in Ukraine, the permanent representative of the United States to the UN, Samantha Power. "The United States calls for the urgent establishment of an international mediation mission in Crimea, which will reduce tensions and begin a productive and peaceful dialogue with the participation of all Ukrainian parties," she said.
British permanent representative Mark Lyall Grant also spoke in favor of creating a mediation mission. According to him, this does not require a special decision of the UN Security Council.