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UN VOTES ON UKRAINE CRISIS
THE MAJORITY OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION
DID NOT SUPPORT THE AMERICAN POSITION
IN BOTH HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL VOTE
AND VOTE TO CONDEMN RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE
VOTES ON SUSPENDING RUSSIA FROM HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
U.N. Votes to Suspend Russia From Human Rights Council (UN News, 4-7-22)
UN suspends Russia from human rights body: How your country voted (Aljazeera, 4-8-22)
THE DEVELOPING WORLD AND UKRAINE
Why non-Western countries tend to see Russia's war very, very differently (MSNBC, 4-11-22)
Anti-Russia Alliance Is Missing a Big Bloc: The Developing World (The Wall Street Journal, 4-14-22)
Which Countries Did Not Support UN Motion to End Invasion of Ukraine?
Many world leaders voted in favour of a United Nations General Assembly motion to demand an immediate end to the invasion of Ukraine. At an emergency session in New York on March 2nd, 2022, 141 of the 193 member states backed the motion condemning Russia’s decision to go to war with Ukraine.
However, not all countries supported this vote. Below are a tally of the votes of the countries that voted against the UN Motion to end Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Which Countries Voted Against?
Five countries, including Russia, voted against the UN’s motion.
North Korea, Belarus, Eritrea and Syria chose to back Russia in the vote.
Belarus is a closy ally of Russia and has been as a staging ground for the
current invasion of Ukraine.
It’s President, Alexander Lukashenko, has been criticised for helping Vladimir
Putin and his forces are understood to be gearing up for deployment to assist
Which Countries Abstained?Just under one fifth of member states chose to abstain from the vote to deplore
Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
Russia’s key ally China was among them, as well as India, Iraq and Iran.
India and China both previously abstained on a separate motion at the UN
Security Council motion, with India reliant on Russia for military equipment,
while China’s Xi Jinping has been reluctant to break off ties to Mr Putin as he
seeks to rival Western influence.
Justifying his abstention, China’s UN ambassador Zhang Jun said of the
resolution “does it take full consideration the history and complexity of the
current crisis?”, while India’s permanent representative T. S. Tirumurti called
for more peace talks and said he was abstaining “keeping in view the totality of
the evolving situation”.
China, which has grown increasingly close to Russia in recent years, says it
will not participate in Western sanctions against Moscow.
Full list of countries that abstained:
Central African Republic
Which Countries Didn’t Vote At All?
As well as those that voted against or chose to abstain from the vote, 12 chose
not to vote at all.
Venezuela was unable to vote because its voting rights had been suspended as a
result of unpaid UN membership dues.
No vote recorded: