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UN calls for “immediate withdrawal” of Russian troops from Ukraine Forbes Peru

Giving a new example of the international isolation Russia is experiencing, the United Nations General Assembly this Thursday, February 23, passed by a large majority a resolution bringing peace to Russia almost a year after the invasion ordered by the Vladimir regime of Ukraine calls Putin. kiev had been insisting in the last few hours that the international community had to choose between “good and evil”.

In a non-binding vote, albeit heavily symbolic, the New York General Assembly voted 141 in favour, 7 against (Russia, Belarus, North Korea, Eritrea, Nicaragua, Mali and Syria) and 32 abstentions (China). , India and much of Africa), a text calling for the “immediate and unconditional withdrawal” of invading troops, the cessation of hostilities, and a “just and lasting” peace.

The document reaffirms support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, rejects Russian claims to annex occupied parts of the country and demands that Moscow respect Ukraine’s “internationally recognized borders”. Russia has used its veto to prevent binding resolutions in the UN Security Council.

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Do not repeat the meeting in 2024

“Next year we should not gather here to commemorate the second anniversary of this senseless war of aggression,” Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said during the debate. “Russia can and must be stopped,” said her French colleague Catherine Colonna, adding that this conflict affects the entire planet, as it is a war that “threatens the very existence of a state in the midst of an imperialist domination plan, and because they… denies the existence of borders”.

A total of 73 countries backed the proposal, including all from the European Union, the United States and several Latin American countries such as Chile, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay. The resolution also stresses “the need to achieve a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in Ukraine as soon as possible, in accordance with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.”


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