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UN adopts a resolution to condemn Russia’s attack against Ukraine

UN adopts a resolution to condemn Russia’s attack against Ukraine

UN General Assembly approved recently a resolution condemning in the (Strongest Terms)the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The resolution received the approval of an overwhelming majority of the members of the Assembly of 193 members, as 141 countries approved it, while only 5 countries rejected it, namely Russia, Belarus, North Korea, Syria, and Eritrea, and 35 countries abstained from voting.

The resolution affirmed commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity, within its internationally recognized borders, in addition to calling on Russia to stop the use of force against Ukraine and to refrain from threatening to use force.

The resolution demanded that Moscow immediately, completely, and unconditionally withdraw its forces from Ukraine, according to its internationally recognized borders.

The UN resolution condemned Russia’s February 21 decision regarding the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, about Moscow’s recognition of the two regions as separate republics.

The resolution considered it a violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty “in contravention of the (UN) Charter”, and demanded Moscow to reverse that decision immediately and without conditions.

The resolution called on Moscow to abide by the principles contained in the Charter of the UN, as well as called on all parties to abide by the terms of the Minsk agreements.

The UN resolution condemned Russia’s decision to increase the readiness of its nuclear forces.

Expressing grave concern “about the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in and around Ukraine”, with the increasing number of internally displaced persons and refugees in need of humanitarian assistance.

The resolution called on all parties to allow safe and unrestricted passage out of Ukraine, facilitate humanitarian access to those inside Ukraine, and provide protection for civilians and service personnel humanity.

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