Key players meet to discuss war in Ukraine

Key players in the conflict in Ukraine met face-to-face around one table on Thursday. The discussion included high-level diplomats representing the countries of the UN Security Council and Ukraine.

The foreign ministers met a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin called up 300,000 reserve troops, moved to annex some regions of Ukraine and threatened to deploy nuclear weapons.

The US representative, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, said fuel has been added to the fire.

Blinken said, "The very international order that we have gathered here to uphold is being shredded before our eyes. We cannot, we will not, allow President Putin to get away with it."

He added that the war would end if Russian troops would just stop the fighting.

However, Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, defended the war.

Lavrov said, "We have said more than once -- we've provided a huge number of facts that show how Ukraine prepared to play an anti-Russian role as a staging ground to create threats against Russian security."

He walked out the room as soon as he finished speaking. He did not hear the Ukrainian foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, telling him, "You will never win."

Kuleba said, "Putin announced mobilization. But what he really announced before the whole world was his defeat."

The Security Council has no plan to adopt a resolution because Russia, one of the five permanent members, could simply veto it. Kuleba criticized Russia's maintaining that right.