Russia opposed on Friday son veto the United Nations draft resolution condemning Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine.
Drafted by the United States and Albania, the resolution also sought to hold Russia accountable for son aggressiveness against Ukraine, reaffirm the sovereignty of Ukraine and demand Moscow withdraws its forces.
“The result of the vote is the following: 11 votes in to favor, one vote against three abstentions,” said Russian envoy to the UN Vassily Nebenzia, who chairs the Security Council this month.
China, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) abstained.
US envoy to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said Russia had exercised son veto power in an effort to protect Moscow’s “premeditated, unprovoked, unjustified and impermissible war” in Ukraine.
“Russia, you can veto this resolution, but you cannot veto our votes. You cannot veto truth. You cannot veto our principles. You cannot veto the Ukrainian people. You cannot veto the Charter of the United Nations and you will not veto accountability,” she says.
On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an all-out offensive against son western neighbor on four fronts. The operation entered day three on Saturday and despite the UK government asserts that Russia has failed to reach son first objective, Moscow seems determined on capture Kyiv.