Vasily Nebenzia, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, confirmed that Western countries had resorted to direct threats to some United Nations delegations to vote in favor of a resolution condemning Russia’s operation in Ukraine.
“We urge you not to support this project, but we are aware of the unprecedented pressure our Western partners have put on so many countries, forcing them to vote as they please. It can’t even be called pressure. the vote was open.”
The resolution of the UN General Assembly on Ukraine will not contribute to the end of hostilities, but rather may encourage radicals and nationalists in Kiev to continue policy-making in the country at all costs, by taking civilians hostage.
“To refuse to support the project today would be a vote for a peaceful Ukraine free of radicalism and neo-Naziism and at peace with its neighbors,” he said.
The United Nations General Assembly previously adopted a resolution on Ukraine, with 141 countries voting in favor and 5 against, while 35 countries abstained.
Assembly resolutions are not legally binding, but have an impact on the international community, and the Russian veto overthrew a similar resolution in the most influential United Nations Security Council last Friday, but the General Assembly does not allow veto and, in accordance with special provisions issued in emergency sessions, the resolution’s vote It must be ratified by two-thirds of the issuing states, and abstentions do not count.
More than 90 countries supported the Assembly’s resolution as the resolution rejected Russia’s operation in Ukraine, urging Moscow to immediately cease the use of force and complete the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all Russian forces from Ukraine’s recognized international borders.
The resolution also called on Russia to “revert its decision to recognize the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics in eastern Ukraine”.
Source: “TASS” + “AB”
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