UN Move To Condemn ‘Aggression’ In Ukraine Blocked By Russia, India Abstains

Russia Vetoes UN Security Action On Ukraine, India Abstains

Russia vetoed the decision that “deplores” the nation’s “aggression” towards Ukraine.

United Nations:

Russia, as anticipated, vetoed a UN Safety Council decision on Friday that “deplores in the strongest terms” the nation’s “aggression” towards Ukraine and demanded the quick withdrawal of its troops.

Eleven of the council’s 15 members voted for the movement, which was co-written by the USA and Albania. China, India and the UAE abstained.

The decision was all the time doomed to fail due to Moscow’s veto energy as a everlasting member of the council.

Nonetheless, the talk supplied the chamber an essential alternative to voice its condemnation of President Vladimir Putin’s determination to launch a full-scale offensive towards Russia’s neighbor.

“Let me make one thing clear,” US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield stated after the vote. “Russia, you can veto this resolution, but you cannot veto our voices, you cannot veto the truth, you cannot veto our principles, you cannot veto the Ukrainian people.”

Russia, which at present holds the rotating Safety Council presidency, will possible face one other vote on an identical decision earlier than the broader UN Basic Meeting which may very well be handed by a considerable margin, though it will be non-binding.

“Make no mistake, Russia is isolated. It has no support for the invasion of Ukraine,” stated Britain’s ambassador to the UN, Barbara Woodward.

Earlier than the vote, Thomas-Greenfield described the assault as “so bold, so brazen, that it threatens our international system as we know it.

“We have now a solemn obligation to not look away… On the very minimal, we’ve an obligation to object,” she stated.

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