The United Nations. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Monday approved a resolution calling on Russia to be held to account, including paying reparations, for violating international law by invading Ukraine. In the 193-member body for the proposal, 94 votes were in favor and 14 were against. While 73 members remained absent. Since Russia’s attack on Ukraine on February 24, five resolutions relating to Ukraine have been presented to the United Nations General Assembly.
The resolution stresses the need to establish an “international mechanism for damage, loss or injury” caused by Russia’s “unlawful acts” against Ukraine. It recommends that member states of the General Assembly, in cooperation with Ukraine, create an “international registry” to document claims and information about damage, loss or injury to Ukraine. Russia’s veto power in the 15-member UN Security Council has prevented the most powerful body from taking action.
However, there is no veto in the General Assembly, which has already passed four resolutions criticizing the Russian invasion. Unlike Security Council resolutions, General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding, but reflect world opinion. Please say that the Russian army evacuated the city of Kherson in Ukraine.
At the same time, the President of Ukraine, Zelensky, called this decision of the Russian soldiers a sign of the end of the war. The strategically important city was occupied by Russian forces for almost eight months. Russia has left its stronghold in this great city. When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Kherson was one of the first places to be captured.
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FIRST POST: Nov 15, 2022, 1:06 a.m. HST