Russian veto

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Britain has appealed to Russia to reconsider its veto against reforming the financing of UN troops in Cyprus, saying the operation was put into jeopardy, Reuter reports from New York. Russia's ambassador, Yuli Vorotonsov, stunned the Security Council on Tuesday by casting the country's first veto since 1984, to kill a resolution sponsored by Britain calling for the costs of the 1,500-member force to be divided among all UN members, instead of relying on voluntary donations.