UN General Assembly Resolution Condemns Russia Annexation Of Ukraine’s Territory
According to BBC, UN General Assembly resolution condemns Russia annexationof Ukraine’s territory. Today's historic vote in the United Nations General Assembly showed support for Ukraine, protection of the UN Charter, and strong resistance.
Russia's aggressive disregard for Ukraine's national boundaries and sovereignty is unacceptable and will not be tolerated since territorial integrity is a core tenet of the United Nations. The gathering states have made it quite clear that they will not stand for any UN Member State to try to acquire territory by force by passing this resolution. This vote strongly condemns Russia's aggressionagainst Ukraine.
The United States vote to support this resolution is something to be proud of. We stand by the ideals of the UN charter and have made it clear that we will never accept fraudulent referenda or Russian efforts to seize parts of Ukraine.
As just a handful of countries sided with Russia today, it is abundantly obvious that worldwide solidarity on this issue is firm and that support for Ukraine at the UN and abroad is steadfast. The US will keep working with its allies worldwide to help the Ukrainian people defend their country from Russian attacks.
On Wednesday, 143 of the United Nations' 193 member states voted in favor of a resolution that condemned Moscow's action as illegitimate, further isolating the country. Russia was one of only four nations to vote against the resolution; the otherswere Syria, Nicaragua, North Korea, and Belarus. Russia's vital ally, China, along with India, South Africa, and Pakistan, were among the 35 nations that didn't vote.
Others skipped the voting process. It was the largest number of votes cast against Russia since the invasion, and although that may seem small, it was really rather substantial. At a ceremony held in the Kremlin last week, Putin formally annexed the eastern Ukrainian provinces of Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson into Russia last week.
The stakes of this conflict are clear to all, and the world has sent a clear message in response – Russia cannot erase a sovereign state from the map. Russia cannot change borders by force. Russiacannot seize another country’s territory as its own.- Biden said
With military might, Russia will not be able to alter international boundaries. Biden firmly said that Russia has no right to claim land that belongs to another nation.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy tweeted his appreciation to the 143 countries who voted in favor of the historic United Nations General Assembly resolution, adding, "The world had its say-[Russia's] attempt at annexation is worthless and will never be recognized by free nations."
UN General Assembly adopts resolution condemning Russia’s attempted annexation of Ukraine’s regions
The resolution asks for the "prompt reversal" of Russia's annexation claims and urges the international community to reject them. It is happy with efforts to negotiate a ceasefire and "strongly supports" them. All of the nations that sided with Russia in this vote have a historyof criticizing Western administrations.
The land in Belarus was used during Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February. This is why Belarus is sometimes called Russia's "satellite state." China and India, along with 19 African countries, didn't vote because they wanted to stay neutral in the dispute.
People have thought that the reason many African countries don't want to take sides in the conflict is that they want to keep their long-standing economic ties or because they have a long-standing policy of not aligning with anyone.
Congo-Brazzaville, Ethiopia, and Uganda, three of the four countries Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited in July, were among the countries that didn't vote. At the same time, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, and Senegal, which Ukraine's foreign minister visited during his recent trip to the area, all voted together at the United Nations to condemn Russia.
Dmytro Kuleba cut his trip short when missiles were fired at major Ukrainian towns on Monday, but he still went on the tour. It seems he did this to counteract the influence of Russia in Africa. Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, thanked the countries that voted in favor of the resolution.
The world has responded to Russia's aggression by making it quite apparent that it cannot remove a sovereign state from the map, he added, so everyone understands what's at stake in this fight. The British ambassador to the United Nations, Dame Barbara Woodward, recently said that Russia had been defeated both militarily and diplomatically, and nations had banded together to protect the UN charter.
Russia has isolated itself, but Russia alone can stop the suffering. The time to end the war is now.- he British ambassador to the United Nations, Dame Barbara Woodward said
The General Assembly vote was prompted by Russia's veto in the Security Council, which is responsible for ensuring international peace and security. Each of the five permanent members of the Security Council (China, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom) has the power to veto any decision made by the other four. Because Russia invaded Ukraine, there have been plans to remove some of its veto power.