Human Rights Council votes for Russia's withdrawal from Ukraine
Only Russia and Eritrea voted against the move.
Al Mayadeen's correspondent reported that the Human Rights Council voted by 32 out of 47 votes in favor of a draft resolution urging Russia to "immediately" withdraw from Ukraine and establish an international investigation committee.
The United Nations Human Rights Council voted Friday by a large majority in favor of launching a high-level investigation into alleged "violations" committed in the wake of Russia's operation in Ukraine. While Russia and Eritrea voted against the move, the rest of the member states abstained from voting, including those that are closer to Moscow, namely China, Venezuela, and Cuba.
Ukraine's delegate told the council that he thanked all those who voted "for the right cause."
The Geneva-based council condemned the "violations of human rights and the violation of international humanitarian law" resulting from the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.
The Assembly's vote paves the way for the formation of an independent international investigation committee, consisting of three investigators whose goal is to determine the facts and circumstances of the case.
The Russian military operation continues in the Ukrainian territory for the ninth consecutive day, and this comes at a time when, according to Russia, the Russian National Guard thwarted a terrorist act by Ukrainian extremists at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear power plant, noting that the national guard took control of the NPP to avoid a recurrence of extremist attacks on it.
It is noteworthy that Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that the goal of the special military operation is to protect people who have been subjected to genocide by the Kiev regime for the past eight years.
The operation aims to prevent the demilitarization and disarmament of Ukraine and to bring to justice all those responsible for the bloody crimes against civilians in Donbass.