Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Condemning Itself . . . are You Surprised?
Resolution supporters knew veto outcome was inevitable, but believe it highlights Russia’s isolation. The resolution’s failure paves the way for supporters to call for a quick vote on a similar resolution in the 193-member UN General Assembly, where there are no vetoes.
Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Condemning Itself . . . are You Surprised? Russia, true to form, rejected an United Nations Security Council resolution on Friday that would have “deplored” Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine “in the strongest terms” and Russia’s “aggression” against Ukraine —the resolution, was co-sponsored by 81 countries. In addition it would have demanded the immediate withdrawal of its troops.
China abstained from the vote — a move Western countries view as a win for showing Russia’s international isolation as well as the United Arab Emirates and India. The remaining 11 council members voted in favor. The draft resolution is now expected to be taken up by the 193-member U.N. General Assembly., which was co-composed by the United States and Albania.
“You can reject this goal however you can’t reject our voices,” US Minister to the UN Linda Thomas Greenfield told her Russian partner and the board.
The goal was ill-fated all of the time to come up short due to Moscow’s denial power as a super durable individual from the committee. All things considered, the discussion offered the chamber a significant chance to voice its judgment of President Vladimir Putin’s choice to send off a full-scale hostile against Russia’s neighbor.
“You can veto this resolution but you cannot veto our voices,” US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas Greenfield told her Russian counterpart and the council.
She continued: “You cannot veto the truth. You cannot veto our principles. You cannot veto the Ukrainian people. You cannot veto the UN charter.”
Russia, which at present holds the pivoting Security Council administration, will probably confront one more decision on a comparable goal before the more extensive UN General Assembly which could be passed by a significant degree, in spite of the fact that it would non-tie.
“Beyond a shadow of a doubt, Russia is confined. It has no help for the attack of Ukraine,” said Britain’s representative to the UN, Barbara Woodward.
Before the vote, Thomas-Greenfield depicted the assault as “so strong, so bold, that it undermines our global framework as far as we might be concerned.
“We have a serious commitment to not turn away… At the exceptionally least, we have a commitment to protest,” she said.
The US helped draft the non-restricting goal and looked for a vote to place individuals from the board on the record. The mind-boggling dismissal of Putin’s assault on its neighbor — a sovereign majority rule government — is one more action by Western nations and their partners to promote politically detach Russia.
An interesting sidenote, the US had to soften the language of the text to forestall the possibility of China casting a second veto, according to two diplomatic sources familiar with the negotiations. The original draft demanded Russia halt its offensive and withdraw its forces from Ukraine under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter. Beijing indicated during negotiations that it would be easier to accept the resolution passed under the less powerful Chapter 6. China’s decision to abstain, rather than use its veto alongside usual ally Russia, was seen as a diplomatic achievement.
Russia rejected an United Nations Security Council resolution on Friday that would have condemned Putin’s move to invade Ukraine. Resolution supporters knew veto outcome was inevitable, but believe it highlights Russia’s isolation. The resolution’s failure paves the way for supporters to call for a quick vote on a similar resolution in the 193-member UN General Assembly, where there are no vetoes.