The U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution Friday condemning Russia for a missile launch that targeted a civilian airliner in international airspace, the first such attack since President Donald Trump took office.
The resolution was adopted after Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, expressed “grave concern” about the incident.
It was also adopted amid heightened tensions between the U.K. and Russia over the Ukraine crisis and renewed calls for a full investigation into Russian military actions in Syria and Ukraine.
The U.R.S.-Russia Council has not responded to a request for comment on the resolution.
The Security Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution, which is the first resolution ever to condemn Russia for its missile launch.
It was passed after Russia called the incident a “flagrant violation” of international law.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said the attack was a “clear violation” and that it will “not be tolerated.”
Russia’s defense ministry said the U of S. missile strike was a provocation aimed at undermining the international order.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group, said the Syrian plane was shot down over the Mediterranean Sea by a Syrian missile fired from Syria, adding that the Russian Ministry of Defense was likely responsible.
The United States has repeatedly accused Russia of carrying out airstrikes against Syrian government forces in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Russia has denied the accusations and has rejected the accusation of support for Assad, saying the U .
S. is acting on behalf of extremists and is creating a dangerous environment for international peace.
The council has been meeting for several days to discuss Syria and other issues.
U.S., European and Middle East countries are pressing for a swift and impartial investigation into the attack.
Russia and the United States have vetoed two previous resolutions at the United Nation that sought to condemn Russian actions.
The latest resolution was supported by Russia, the United Kingdom and France, which were the only three nations to vote against it.
It passed with a vote of 18-0.
It is the most recent resolution to be adopted by the U.-N.
General Assembly since Trump took power.
Upholding the Rule of Law and Protecting the Integrity of the Human Rights Process are core values of the UnitedNations Charter, the council said.
The vote was also the second to call for an independent, multilateral investigation into what it called a violation of international humanitarian law.