UN General Assembly recognized Russia as ‘occupying power’


The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning violations of human rights in the Crimea, as well as “the illegal establishment of laws, jurisdiction and government by the Russian Federation” on the peninsula.

Also, the document, which was proposed to the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly by Ukraine in co-authorship with 30 countries, contains condemnation and non-recognition of “a temporary occupation by Russia of part of the territory of Ukraine – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.”

70 countries voted for the adoption of the resolution. 26 countries opposed it, including Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Bolivia, Venezuela, India, Kazakhstan, China, Cuba, North Korea, Serbia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and South Africa. Another 76 countries abstained from voting.

The Ukrainian mission to the UN published photos from the meeting room on Twitter, where the results of voting are visible, as well as a list of countries that voted.

Source: Lenta.Ru