A majority – 141 countries – voted in favor of the resolution, while 32 countries, including Asian heavyweights China and India, abstained. 7 countries including Russia voted against the resolution.
About a year ago, in March 2022, a similar resolution was adopted by the United Nations. The number of supporters to end the war was 141. However, 35 abstained and five supported Russia.
Which countries voted against the resolution in favor of Russia?
UN on Ukraine Mali, which has abstained on two previous occasions from voting on resolutions, reversed its position to vote against this week’s resolution, coming out in favor of Russia.
As the Kremlin seeks to expand its global influence, its government has received renewed Russian military aid. Earlier this month, Malian officials welcomed the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov The visit is aimed at strengthening security and economic cooperation. Last year, The Washington Post reported that hundreds of fighters from the Russian mercenary group Wagner Group, He had come to Mali to fight Islamist militants following a coup.
Apart from Mali, the Central American country of Nicaragua They also voted against the resolution. (It previously abstained once and voted against another resolution in October.) Russia has maintained a security partnership with Nicaragua in recent years, though relations between the two date back to the Cold War.
Countries that voted against the resolution: Belarus, North Korea, Eritrea, Mali, Nicaragua, Russia, Syria.
Which countries did not vote?
32 countries, including China, India and South Africa, abstained from voting on the resolution.
China It tried to stay neutral in the dispute, abstaining from voting for the third time since the invasion a year ago. The Foreign Ministry on Friday called for an end to sanctions against Russia and an eventual ceasefire, saying it respects the sovereignty of all countries. “Dialogue and negotiation are the only viable way to resolve the Ukraine crisis,” the statement said.
The 12-point proposal aims to dismiss Western concerns that the country could soon provide direct support for Russia’s war efforts in Ukraine. This week, the The Pentagon warned China Consequences if China provides direct support to Russia’s war effort.
China’s top diplomat Wang Yi visited Moscow to mark the anniversary The Kremlin It has suggested that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Russia soon.
Among major democracies, India did not vote From voting on the resolution. India has enjoyed close ties with Russia for decades and relies on the country for most of its weapons. After the invasion, India refrained from directly criticizing Russia but called for peace and dialogue. Its trade with Russia, particularly crude oil imports, has risen to an all-time high since the invasion. Despite efforts by the US and Ukraine’s other Western allies, India has maintained its position and doubled its oil purchases. National interest.
Countries that did not vote: Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burundi, Central African Republic, China, Congo, Cuba, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Togo, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.
Which countries voted in favour?
Much of the world voted for Russia to end the war, led by the Western alliance in support of Ukraine. Votes in favor of Ukraine remained unchanged from a year ago.
But that support may be tested. Beyond the West, the world is not united on the issues raised by the Ukraine war, and Russia often receives a sympathetic hearing in the Global South, the Washington Post reported.
Countries that voted for the resolution: Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Antigua-Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Cambodia, Chile , Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, New Zealand, Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Palau , Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome , Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia.