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Russia’s fiasco in UNGA voting on its so-called referendums in Ukraine

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October 13,2022 399
Russia’s fiasco in UNGA voting on its so-called referendums in Ukraine

Astonishing number of 143 nations, of the total 193, voted yesterday in favor of the UN General Assembly resolution that condemns Russia’s “illegal so-called referendums” in Ukraine’s regions within the internationally-recognized borders, UN News reported.

As few as five countries voted against, namely Belarus, North Korea, Nicaragua and Syria beside Russia itself, with 35 abstaining (mainly African nations, alongside China and India).

Defending the principles of the UN Charter, the resolution emphasizes that the “regions of Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia are temporarily occupied by Russia as a result of aggression, violating Ukraine’s territorial integrity, sovereignty and political independence.”

It also calls on “all States, the UN and international organizations not to recognize any of Russia’s annexation claim and demands the immediate reversal of its annexation declaration.”

Ukraine’s representative to the UN Serhiy Kyslytsya mocked the Russian fiasco in a tweet: “Oh God! Can’t see it! How many you said voted for Russia? 4? Blimey! …”