The text of the resolution calls on states not to recognize Russia’s illegal annexation of four regions of Ukraine, Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye.
The resolution was supported by the majority, 143 countries, including Georgia, the USA, European countries, Japan, Australia, Switzerland, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Brazil, Nauru, Serbia and other countries.
35 states abstained from voting, including Armenia, Algeria, Bolivia, Burundi, Cuba, Congo, China, Tsar, India, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Vietnam, Tajikistan, South Africa, Thailand, Mongolia.
The following countries also abstained: Iran, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Venezuela.
The resolution was not supported by 5 countries, namely the Russian Federation itself, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Democratic Republic of North Korea, Belarus and Nicaragua. All five states are governed by authoritarian or totalitarian regimes and are subject to Western sanctions.
Earlier, a similar resolution was rejected by the UN Security Council due to a Russian veto. Therefore, the draft was considered by the General Assembly at a special session.
The Security Council has 5 permanent members, including France, the United States, the People’s Republic of China, the United Kingdom and the Russian Federation, with veto power.