Albania was one of the 46 cosponsors of the draft resolution tabled by the United States at the Security Council meeting on 15 March 2014 "on the situation of Ukraine". The draft resolution reaffirmed the council’s commitment to Ukraine’s “sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity” and declared a planned referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region illegal, invalid and with no effect. The draft resolution supported by 13 SC members States. It was vetoed by the Russian Federation with China abstaining.
Earlier, the Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs had issues a press release considering the planned referendum “a dangerous precedent for the international relations and the world order”.