UN to vote on resolution condemning Russian invasion of Ukraine; Israel to back it

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 General Assembly of the United Nations will vote on a resolution demanding Russia stop its invasion of Ukraine.

The 193-member General Assembly will vote Wednesday afternoon after hearing 120 speeches, including one from Israel’s Deputy Ambassador to the UN Noa Furman which called Russia’s invasion “a serious violation of the international order.”

Unlike Security Council resolutions, General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding but they do have clout in reflecting international opinion.

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said Monday that Israel will vote in favor of the resolution condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine, days after Jerusalem refused to co-sponsor a similar measure in the Security Council in a move that disappointed the United States.

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