UN condemns Russia’s move to annex parts of Ukraine

UN, October 12 (Reuters) – The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly condemned Russia’s “unlawful annexation attempts” of four partially occupied regions in Ukraine, calling on all countries not to recognize the move in Moscow. strengthened diplomatic and international isolation. Invaded neighboring countries. Three-quarters of the General Assembly of 193 members from 143 countries approved a resolution reaffirming the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders. Ukraine’s UN ambassador to the United Nations Sergiy Kyslytsya told reporters after the vote that she stood next to US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield and showed that Russia cannot threaten the world as a result. Register now. Countries such as Syria, Nicaragua, North Korea and Belarus have joined Russia to vote against the resolution. 35 countries, including Russia’s strategic partner China, abstained from voting, and the rest did not vote. next. What do you expect from this room?” Thomas-Greenfield told the General Assembly before the vote. Moscow announced in September the annexation of four partially occupied regions of Ukraine: Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizia. Ukraine and its allies denounced the vote as illegal and coercive.The vote was followed by a plenary vote following Russia last month’s veto on a similar resolution at the 15-member Security Council. Earlier, he told the General Assembly that the resolution was “political and openly provocative,” he added, adding that “it could negate all efforts for a diplomatic solution to the crisis.” An official 58 abstentions adopted a resolution declaring the referendum null and void, China abstained on Wednesday because it did not believe it would help. It should help promote a political solution to this crisis,” he said. Western countries lobbied ahead of Wednesday’s vote. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken convened a virtual meeting with diplomats from more than 100 countries on Tuesday, which garnered dozens of votes more than the 2014 results and improved on 141 countries condemning Russia and calling for a withdrawal. Ukraine invaded 24 within a week from February 1 Moscow has been working to eliminate international isolation. As Russia and the West compete for diplomatic influence, some countries, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere, are concerned about paying the price of pressure in the midst of intense geopolitical competition. “When it comes to Africa, it’s a world power,” Georges Njongola-Ntalaza, UN ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, said at the plenary session on Wednesday. “We support Ukraine. We want to see the war end.” “But we would like to see the international community take similar action against other situations in the world where countries are being invaded and occupied.” Register now. Edited by Costas Pitas and Grant McCool Our Criteria: Thomson Reuters Trust Principle.
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