U.N. General Assembly to Censure Russia for Ukraine Invasion

The United Nations General Assembly was set to censure Russia over its invasion of Ukraine and demand that Moscow withdraw its military forces.

The draft text “demands that the Russian Federation immediately, completely, and unconditionally withdraw all of its military forces from the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.”

The General Assembly draft resolution was similar to the draft resolution vetoed by Russia in the 15-member Security Council on Friday, but without veto power from any country.

However, it would need two-thirds of support to be adopted.

“Russia’s war marks a new reality. It requires each and every one of us to take a firm and responsible decision and to take a side,” Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said on Tuesday.

The General Assembly vote would come at the end of the rare emergency special session of the body, which was convened by the Security Council on Sunday. 

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