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UNGA adopts resolution deploring Russian aggression in Ukraine; Urges Moscow to immediately withdraw forces from Ukraine

Updated: March 3, 2022 1:23 pm

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution deploring the Russian aggression in Ukraine and urged Moscow to immediately withdraw all forces from Ukraine. The resolution came up for voting with 141 members voting for and five members voting against it. India and 34 other nations abstained from voting.

Countries that spoke up for Russia included Belarus, North Korea, and Syria. Cuba also spoke in support of Russia but did not issue a vote.

The emergency session of UN General Assembly was called by the Security Council amidst ongoing Russian military operations in Ukraine. It came after the 193-member assembly convened its first emergency session since 1997.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy praised the voting at the United Nations General Assembly.

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