The last time the Russian leader attended a meeting with the permanent members of the Security Council was before the Ukraine war began.
Russia's security council is now calling for the "desatanization" of Ukraine, after Putin said in February that he was invading the country to "denazify" it.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has come under fire and allegedly sidelined as Vladimir Putin's Ukraine war falters.
Sir Richard Dearlove said that Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of Russia's Security Council, would be a likely replacement for the longtime Russian leader.
"It's clear that tensions are rising," Kremlin spokesperson Dmitri Peskov told reporters ahead of the security council meeting.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif has been denied a visa to enter the U.S. just days before he was scheduled to attend a U.N. Security Council meeting in New York.
The U.S. urged fellow Security Council members to "act accordingly" in response to threats or provocation from Pyongyang amid stalled denuclearization talks.
Assad ally Russia promotes a rival resolution but French ambassador refuses to compromise on 'basic demands.'
Israel's ambassador accused the U.N. of "ignoring the reality in the Middle East."
Former New Zealand prime minister puts her name forward for the role of U.N. secretary-general.
The new sanctions go further than any regime in two decades and are aimed at cutting off funds for its nuclear programs.
The United States will shine a global spotlight on the conflict on December 22 at the United Nations.
All ballistic missile tests by Iran are banned under a 2010 Security Council resolution.
A missile test announced by Iran over the weekend was an apparent violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution.
An LGBT advocacy group presented the council with gruesome photos of Islamic State throwing men from buildings.
Libya wants to be able to defend itself from the encroaching terrorist threat.
After the beheading of 21 Christians, Egypt sees no other choice.
In a tremendous upset, Turkey lost a contest in the General Assembly, exposing increasingly contentious frictions with some of its neighbors and world powers.
A plan to tackle groups like ISIS will be subjected to a vote of the Security Council later this month will chaired by US President Barack Obama