UN again Denounces Putin for Invasion; Demands Withdrawal of Army from Ukraine
As countries and companies individually lined up to denounce Russia’s despot Putin for invading Ukraine, the UN further added insult to injury by condemning Russia and its tyrant and overwhelmingly adopting a resolution demanding Russia’s immediate withdrawal from Ukraine.
This resolution, which was not the first UN document that castigated Moscow’s aggression in recent years, demonstrated the global community’s ongoing extreme disapproval of Putin and his bloody, criminal belligerence.
After more than two days of extraordinary debate, 141 out of 193 member-states voted for the non-binding resolution seen as a severe rebuke of Moscow’s inhuman and lawless behavior. China was among the 35 countries which abstained, while just five voted against it – Belarus, Cuba, Venezuela, Syria and Eritrea.
The resolution “deplores” Russia’s invasion of Ukraine “in the strongest terms” and condemns Putin’s decision to put his nuclear forces on alert.
UN Secretary-General AntónioGuterres issued remarks following the vote and called for an end to the war raging in Ukraine.
“The General Assembly has spoken. As Secretary-General, it is my duty to stand by this resolution and be guided by its call,” Guterres declared in comments delivered to the press.
“The message of the General Assembly is loud and clear: End hostilities in Ukraine – now. Silence the guns – now. Open the door to dialogue and diplomacy – now.”
The UN chief additionally expressed concern about the conflict’s implications for global stability as the world continues to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Today’s resolution reflects a central truth. The world wants an end to the tremendous human suffering in Ukraine,” he said.
Ukraine’s UN Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya said Russian forces “have come to the Ukrainian soil, not only to kill some of us … they have come to deprive Ukraine of the very right to exist.” He added: “The crimes are so barbaric that it is difficult to comprehend.”
Even though it is regarded as a non-binding resolution, it is nonetheless the latest slap in the face of the Kremlin leaders and a testimony to the global community’s disgust with Russia’s criminal behavior.
On Tuesday, December 20, 2016, the United Nations labeled Russia an occupier state for seizing Crimea and Donbas. Then the UN General Assembly on Monday, December 7, 2020, urged Moscow in no uncertain terms to immediately withdraw its army from Ukrainian lands. This demand repeats the UN’s previous designation of Russia, the age-old enemy and oppressor of Ukraine, as the “occupying power.”
For all eternity, Russia will be reviled like Hitler and the Nazis have been.