Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations Sergiy Kyslytsya, right, addressing a United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.JUSTIN LANE/SHUTTERSTOCK
(Photo: JUSTIN LANE/SHUTTERSTOCK) Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations Sergiy Kyslytsya, right, addressing a United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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Russia voted against a United Nations Security Council resolution aimed at ending the war in Ukraine, but China abstained from the vote, showing that no country on the council was willing to side completely with Moscow.

The resolution condemned Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine as a violation of the U.N. Charter and would have required Russia to withdraw its forces from Ukraine immediately.

Eleven countries represented on the council voted in favor of the resolution Friday, while China, India and the United Arab Emirates abstained from the vote. Some diplomats had worried that Beijing would vote “no” alongside Russia, and Western officials viewed the outcome as good because it showed Moscow’s relative isolation.

India, a longtime defense partner of Russia, has remained ambivalent in the conflict, calling for dialogue and declining to criticize Moscow.

Moscow is presiding over the U.N. Security Council this month and has a permanent seat on the council, giving it a veto over any binding resolutions.“

Russia as a party [to the conflict] should have abstained from voting on this resolution,” said Mona Juul, Norway’s ambassador.

The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said there is no middle ground when one country is invading another.

Russia will likely face a vote on a nonbinding resolution at the broader U.N. General Assembly in coming weeks, officials say.

 

Last Updated: Feb 25, 2022 at 8:16 pm ET
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