Russia. Incorporation of the occupied territories of Ukraine after the pseudo-referendum. The UN Security Council rejected the draft resolution condemning Russia

The UN Security Council rejected a draft resolution condemning Russia for its attempt to annex Ukrainian territory and calling on it to withdraw its troops. Russia, which had the right to veto, voted against the project submitted by the US and Albania. Four countries abstained.

The four countries that abstained are: ChinaBrazil, India and Gabon. Ten countries supported the resolution, but it was rejected due to its veto rights Russia.

On Thursday, the secretary general spoke in favor of condemning Russia’s actions The United Nations Antonio Guterres, who said that “referenda in Ukraine have no legal value and deserve condemnation.”

“This lonely hand raised against the motion for a resolution has once again testified to Russia’s isolation and desperate attempts to deny reality,” commented Ukraine’s ambassador Serhiy Kyshetsy at the Council. “Putin’s envoy has followed in the footsteps of his master in Moscow, who organized a puppet theater today to deny the obvious: that the aggressive and rowdy regime is heading towards imminent defeat,” he added.

The UN Security Council rejected the draft resolution condemning Russia on the annexationPAP / EPA / Peter Foley

Representatives of China, India and Gabon expressed concern about the development of the situation in Ukraine, but called for a peaceful resolution of the conflict. The Brazilian representative complained about that United States they sought to vote on the bill in a hurry, not allowing time for consultation with the capitals.

“What was carried out in a hurry was Russia’s illegal actions to annex Ukrainian territory,” said US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield. – As the Council, we had to react. The entire existence of the Security Council serves exactly this: defending sovereignty, territorial integrity, promoting peace and security. The United Nations was built on the idea that never again a country will be allowed to occupy another’s territory by force. This path leads to the most terrifying results we know from history, she added.

Due to the new mechanism introduced this year, as a result of Russia’s veto, the resolution will be discussed by the UN General Assembly.

Vladimir Putin announced on Friday in a propaganda speech the decision to include the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia oblasts in Russia. This decision is a breach of international law.

Main photo source: PAP / EPA / Peter Foley

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