Kyiv (Ukraine): Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday praised the voting at the United Nations General Assembly that showed 141 nations voting in favour of the move against Russia and five nations against it, while 35 countries abstained.
“I praise the approval by the #UN GA with an unprecedented majority of votes of the resolution with a strong demand to Russia to immediately stop the treacherous attack on Ukraine. I’m grateful to everyone and every state that voted in favor. You have chosen the right side of history. Destructive results of the vote in United Nations for the aggressor convincingly show that a global anti-Putin coalition has been formed and is functioning. The world is with us. The truth is on our side. Victory will be ours,” Zelenskyy tweeted.
Voting results displayed on screens at the UN General Assembly showed that 141 nations voted in favour of the move and five nations were against it, with 35 countries abstaining. The UNGA overwhelmingly voted to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As the results were placed on the screen in the chamber, a rare standing ovation occurred, UNGA statement said.
However, refuting allegations of attacking civilian infrastructures, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia said that Moscow is not carrying out strikes on civilians and civilian facilities. (ANI)
first published:March 2, 2022, 11:44 p.m.