On April 26, China unexpectedly voted in favor of a UN resolution that acknowledges Russia's military aggression against Ukraine and emphasizes the need to respect the independence and territorial integrity of all states.

 

The resolution, proposed by 48 states, including Ukraine, called for cooperation between the UN and the Council of Europe to address, among other issues, the "unprecedented challenges facing Europe, after Russia's aggression against Ukraine and Georgia," was supported by 122 countries.  

 

The relevant section in the document's preamble stated:

 

"Recognizing also that the unprecedented challenges now facing Europe following the aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine, and against Georgia prior to that, and the cessation of the membership of the Russian Federation in the Council of Europe, call for strengthened cooperation between the United Nations and the Council of Europe, notably in order to promptly restore and maintain peace and security based on respect of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of any State, ensure the observance of human rights and international humanitarian law during the hostilities, provide redress to victims and bring to justice all those responsible for the violations of international law."

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This significant development has passed largely unnoticed, though Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the UN, Sergiy Kyslytsya, did flag it at the time on Twitter.

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Chinese representatives have in the past abstained or opposed resolutions censuring Russia. On this occasion they were also joined by other countries, including India, Brazil, Armenia, and Kazakhstan, who have also previously also abstained from condemning Russia's military aggression and war crimes.

 

Of the 127 countries that participated in the voting, only five opposed the resolution: Russia, Belarus, North Korea, Nicaragua, and Syria. Eighteen states abstained from voting. 

 

This latest vote by the UN General Assembly reflects the continued and increasing international condemnation of Russia's aggression and its international isolation.

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alexandrestark
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Кто на самом деле «денацифицирует» Украину?
https://activatica.org/content/32b41e80-56bd-41b9-8447-3dd43e00ceee/a-sudi-kto
https://youtu.be/hFjdOMkrziE

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alexandrestark
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Русскому народу:"Боритесь и покажите СВОЮ ПОЛНУЮ ПРОТИВОПОЗИЦИЮ Cвоему Говному ДИКТАТОРУ по всей России; не будьте просто Обыкновенными Пьяными, Пугливыми и Трусливыми Негодяями, как вас воспитывали в прошлом и настоящем;Путину:Умри в аду:АМИНЬ.🖕https://t.me/vesna_democrat

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Luca
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Apparently this is NOT a vote aimed at directly censoring Russia. I'd like it was, but it's easy to read that this vote is referring to " ITEM 127, COOPERATION BETWEEN THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE". There is only one statement, in the premises, that is talking about the Russian aggression to Ukraine: "Recognizing also that the unprecedented challenges now facing Europe
following the aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine, and against
Georgia prior to that, and the cessation of the membership of the Russian Federation
in the Council of Europe, call for strengthened cooperation between the United
Nations and the Council of Europe, notably in order to promptly restore and maintain
peace and security based on respect of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and
political independence of any State, ensure the observance of human rights and
international humanitarian law during the hostilities, provide r edress to victims and
bring to justice all those responsible for the violations of international law...". The positive vote of China and other states that before were neutral of in favour of Russia may be a "message" to Russians, so it may have some relevance.

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Mike West
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Surely this is the best news.

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Francis M. O'Donnell
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China abandons Putin. Regime change inevitable now in Kremlin. End of war in sight for Ukraine which must defeat Russia decisively in all Ukraine. Robust global support in UN must translate into material support to Ukraine's victory and reconstruction. Turning point came in Chinese statement in #UNSC on 24 April as #China rebuked Lavrov's #UNSC blabber about "need for new world order", saying “The world has only one order”, with the UN Charter being its “cornerstone”, stated China’s Ambassador Zhang Jun. https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/04/1135947

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Mike
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Can any other credible news services confirm this? I don't see anyone else reporting this besides the sources in Ukraine.

Andy
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@Mike, there is a link in the article, under "document's preamble stated:", where you can find the official document of the UN. There you'll find the results of the vote.

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I support
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Russia stop this stupid war your leaders are delusion.Real men bring peace not death.

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aldol11
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Russia is fucked

OKapMeinKap
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@aldol11, More like what little is left of yer thinking skill is fukked

Eck
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@OKapMeinKap,

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William
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@OKapMeinKap, Russia is a fucked up country the people r terrible the leader he a pos

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