The General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) has adopted a resolution condemning russia's illegal annexation of the territory of four oblasts of Ukraine. This is reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the meeting’s broadcast.
143 out of 193 members of the UN General Assembly supported the resolution, 35 countries abstained and 5 voted against.
Against the resolution were: Russia; Belarus; North Korea; Nicaragua; Syria.
The debate on the resolution "Territorial Integrity of Ukraine: Observance of the Principles of the UN Charter" continued for a long time. This document condemns the so-called "referenda" in certain areas of the Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk and Kherson oblasts, and also requires russia to cancel the decision of September 29, 2022 on their "joining".
Prior to this, a draft resolution of this kind was considered by the UN Security Council, but moscow used its veto right and blocked it. Nobody in the General Assembly has that right.
Let us recall that earlier, the UN Secretary General António Guterres criticized the decision of russian president putin to annex new Ukrainian territories. According to the Charter of the organization, the territory of any country should not be the object of encroachment. And russia, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, bears a special responsibility for observing the Charter.
The Ukrainian side insists on the exclusion of russia from the Security Council and from the United Nations in general.