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UN adopts resolution recognizing Russia as an aggressor

May 1, 2023

On April 26, the UN voted on a resolution that mentioned Russia's military aggression against Ukraine. Among those who supported the document were China, Armenia, Brazil, and Hungary.

This was reported by Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the UN, Sergiy Kyslytsya.

The resolution on cooperation with the Council of Europe, which mentions Russia's military aggression against Ukraine, was adopted by 122 votes. Only five countries voted against it, including Belarus, Russia, Nicaragua, Syria, and North Korea.


According to the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, Russia's attempt to remove the reference to the war in the resolution failed.

"Five well-known human rights abusers voted against the resolution - Russia, Belarus, Nicaragua, Syria, and the DPRK," he wrote.

In addition, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, and a number of other countries abstained from voting. In total, 18 countries did not participate in the vote.

Author - Olena Madiak, 01/05/2023

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