UNITED NATIONS, May 1 (Sputnik) — After the meeting, Churkin expressed concern that humanitarian problems in Yemen are being ignored.
“This really shows an amazing indecision and I think lack of understanding of how things are evolving,” he added.
The statement proposed by Russia focused on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the need for renewal of a political dialogue between the warring sides in the country.
Churkin added also that the UN Security Council's previous resolution on Yemen 2216 did not authorize airstrikes by the Saudi Arabia-led Coalition.
The Russian envoy encouraged the UN to act quickly in order to put an end to the crisis in Yemen.
Yemen has been in a state of turmoil since early 2015 when Houthi rebels took control over large parts of the country, including the capital Sanaa, prompting President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi to flee the country.
In March, Saudi Arabia-led coalition launched airstrikes on Houthi positions in Yemen upon Hadi's request.
According to the WHO, more than 1,200 people have been killed and over 5,000 have been injured in Yemen since the Saudi-led coalition launched airstrikes on the country.