After more over 100 countries talked for two days of the extraordinary debate, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) was about to vote Wednesday on whether he will vigorously lament Russia invasion of Ukraine and demand Moscow to withdraw its troops immediately.
the vote on the draft resolution is presented by diplomats as an indicator of democracy in a world where is the autocracy on the rise in countries from Myanmar to Venezuela, and comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s forces carry down on Kyiv while the terrified Ukrainians flee.
The resolution is not binding, but – if it passes – will serve as powerful reproaches Russia on the world scene and a marker of son isolation. the vote must reach two-thirds threshold for pass.
Putin launched the full-climb invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Moscow pleaded “theauto-defense” under section 51 of the Charter of the United Nations.
But this was flatly rejected by Westerners countries who blame Moscow of violation of article 2 of the Charter, requiring UN members to refrain from threatening or use of force for resolve a crisis.
The text of the resolution – led by the Europeans countries in coordination with Ukraine – suffered many changes in The last days.
He no longer “condemns” the invasion as originally planned, but instead “deplores in The Strongest terms the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.”
This also makes clear UN condemns Putin decision put its nuclear forces on alert, a move which triggered an immediate outcry from the West.
Almost every speaker in the General Assembly on Monday and Tuesday unreservedly condemned the war and the risks of military escalation.
In the midst of fears of a domino effect should Ukraine falls into the hands of Russia, Colombia rejects any return to “empire”, while Albania wonders: “Who will be next?”
From Arabic world it was Kuwait, itself a victim of a invasion by Iraq in 1990, whose denunciation of Moscow was the most explicit, with the rest of the remaining Middle East in the background.
Japan and New Zealand led the condemnation of Asia, while India – close to Moscow militarily – remained cautious and China underlined the world had “nothing to gain” from a new Cold War.
But Russia was not entirely friendless, car Syria, Nicaragua, Cuba and North Korea all sided with Moscow and castigated what they saw as the double standards of Western countries who have invaded countries including Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan in these last years.
“Putin was wrong’
Many countries are left to speak ahead of a scheduled vote on Wednesday, including Moscow’s ally Belarus – which allowed Russia to use son territory as a launching pad for part of the invasion – and the United States.
Washington, like Europe, adopted a dam of sanctions aimed at isolating Russia and stifling son economy so that he cannot finance the war.
On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Washington has targeted Russians working at the UN, making accusations of espionage and calling for evictions on Tuesday for the second race day.
US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday in his first State of Union’s address that Putin had underestimated the West’s response to the invasion.
“He rejected diplomacy efforts. He thought the West and NATO would not respond. And, he thought he could divide us Here has home”, Biden said. “Putin was wrong. We were ready.”