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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 Russia.

Russia
Belarus
North Korea
Eritrea
Syria


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:

Algeria
Angola
Armenia
Bangladesh
Bolivia
Burundi
Central African Republic
China
Congo
Cuba
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
India
Iran
Iraq
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Madagascar
Mali
Mongolia
Mozambique
Namibia
Nicaragua
Pakistan
Senegal
South Africa
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Uganda
Vietnam
Zimbabwe

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:

Azerbaijan
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Morocco
Togo
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Venezuela