UN General Assembly condemns Russian pseudo-referendums in occupied Ukrainian territories

UN General Assembly condemns Russian pseudo-referendums in occupied Ukrainian territories

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution entitled "Territorial integrity of Ukraine: defending the principles of the Charter of the United Nations," which condemns Russian pseudo-referendums held in occupied Ukrainian territories.

As many as 143 countries voted in favor of the resolution, five countries voted against it, and 35 abstained, according to Ukrinform's correspondent in New York.

Russia, Belarus, North Korea, Nicaragua and Syria voted against the document.

Co-sponsors of the resolution were about 70 countries, including Ukraine, all EU countries, Australia, Georgia, the Republic of Korea, Moldova, Montenegro, Cambodia, the United Kingdom, Myanmar, a number of countries in Latin America and the Pacific region.

The UN General Assembly on Monday rejected Russia's call to hold a secret ballot on a draft resolution that condemns Russia's "illegal so-called referenda" and the "attempted illegal annexation" of four partially occupied regions in Ukraine.

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