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The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution calling on Russia to withdraw from Ukraine MIGMG News

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8:26 am | February 24, 2023

The UN General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly adopted a resolution submitted by Ukraine calling on Russia to “completely and unconditionally withdraw” its forces.

The General Assembly’s move came after the world body convened an 11th emergency special session to discuss Russia’s war in Ukraine, which will mark its first anniversary on Friday, February. 24.

Seven countries — Russia, Belarus, Syria, North Korea, Eritrea, Nicaragua and Mali — voted against the resolution, while 32 abstained, including China and India.

The General Assembly resolution calls on UN member states and international organizations to “redouble support for diplomatic efforts to achieve a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in Ukraine, in accordance with the (UN) Charter.”

It also called for an “immediate end to attacks on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure and any deliberate attacks on civilian objects, including residences, schools and hospitals.”

It demands that Russia “immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw” all its military forces from the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, as well as calling for a “cessation of hostilities.”

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba addressed the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, urging UN members to support the resolution, adding that the Russian-Ukrainian war does not have two sides, but “an aggressor and a victim”.


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