Ukraine war: UN condemns Russian invasion ahead of anniversary
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on February 24, 2023
The UN General Assembly in New York has overwhelmingly backed a resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine nearly a year ago. It called for the withdrawal of troops from Ukraine and a halt to fighting.
The motion was backed by 141 nations with 32 abstaining and seven – including Russia – voting against.
In Vienna, a large number of delegates walked out during a Russian address at a parliamentary session of a European security body.
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) walkout and the UN vote came a day before the first anniversary of the invasion.