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143 out of 193 participants in UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on territorial integrity of Ukraine

13 Oct, 2022
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143 out of 193 participants in UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on territorial integrity of Ukraine

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The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on the respect of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, which also condemns Russia’s attempt to annex the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions of Ukraine.

The resolution calls on countries not to recognize Russia’s claims to the four regions of Ukraine claimed by Russia after the so-called referendums held late last month, and demands that Moscow change course from an “illegal annexation attempt,” according to a press release posted on the website. UN.

The General Assembly automatically brought the resolution to the discussion caused by Russia’s use of the right of veto in the Security Council in connection with the attempted annexation.

The resolution adopted by the Assembly calls on all states, the UN and international organizations not to recognize any claims of Russia for annexation and demands the immediate cancellation of its application for annexation. The resolution welcomes and “expresses strong support” for the continued efforts of the Secretary-General and Member States to de-escalate the current situation in search of peace through dialogue, negotiation and mediation.

According to the broadcast from the General Assembly hall, 143 out of 193 participants voted in favour.

35 countries abstained: Algeria, Armenia, Bolivia, Burundi, Central African Republic, China, Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Guinea, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

5 voted against: Belarus, Nicaragua, North Korea, Russia and Syria.


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