United Nations Condemns Russia, Demands Immediate Withdrawal From Ukraine

The United Nations overwhelmingly voted to condemn Russia for its invasion of Ukraine and called for immediate withdrawal of military forces

The United Nations General Assembly has approved a non-binding resolution condemning Russia for invading Ukraine and demanding that it withdraw its military forces.

From NPR:

The vote came after a series of speeches during which the majority of countries called on Russia to end the violence in Ukraine, which has continued for nearly one week.

Sergiy Kyslytsya, the Ukrainian ambassador to the U.N., urged countries to vote in favor of the resolution in an emotional address that ended with applause from the chamber.

“It’s already clear that the goal of Russia is not an occupation only. It is genocide,” Kyslytsya said.

The resolution was passed by a lopsided vote of 141 to 5 with 35 abstentions.

The five nations opposing the resolution were Russia, Belarus, Syria, North Korea and Eritrea.