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UN General Assembly, including Israel, votes overwhelmingly to condemn Russia

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the emergency session of the United Nations General Assembly, on February 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the emergency session of the United Nations General Assembly, on February 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The UN General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to adopt a resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Israel is among the 141 countries that have voted in favor of the resolution. Five countries — Russia, North Korea, Syria, Belarus and Eritrea — vote against.

Thirty-five countries abstain, including China, India, Iraq, Pakistan and South Africa.

The plenum breaks out into applause and standing ovations as the speaker announces the results.

The resolution demands that Russia “immediately” withdraw from Ukraine. It “deplores” the invasion “in the strongest terms” and condemns President Vladimir Putin’s decision to put his nuclear forces on alert.

The results of a UN vote to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, March 2, 2022 (Courtesy)

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