The United Nations Security Council has rejected Russia's draft resolution for an independent inquiry into the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines last year.
The draft resolution got three votes. China and Brazil backed by Russia while the other 12 members abstained.
The draft resolution called for the creation of a commission to conduct comprehensive, transparent and impartial international investigation of all aspects of the act of sabotage on the Nord Stream gas pipelines.
Both Russia and western countries blame each other for the explosions under the Baltic Sea.
Meanwhile, Russia said today that it would keep demanding an international investigation into explosions that damaged the Nord Stream gas pipelines last year.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said everyone should be interested in an impartial investigation in order to find the culprits.