West forced adoption of UNGA resolution against Russia: RU UN mission
Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN suggests that the West pressured developing nations to adopt the UNGA resolution against Russia.
The West pressured states to vote against Russia in the anti-Russia resolution at the UN General Assembly earlier this week, and almost 30 states were forced to support it, Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyansky said.
The UNGA adopted a resolution on Thursday calling on Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine.
"Methods to achieve the results are again 'cowboy', UN colleagues from developing countries raced each other complaining to us about Westerners… asking us not to be offended," Polyansky wrote on Telegram.
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He explained that the President of the UNGA, Hungarian diplomat Csaba Korosi, suggested taking a break, enabling Western states to pressure developing states.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Friday that the essence of the UNGA resolution is the continuation of "indiscriminate criticism unleashed in the West against Russia," and support for the criminal nationalist regime in Kiev. Zakharova said that, when promoting the resolution, the US and its allies "used their favorite methods of influencing dissenters, including blackmail and sanctions threats."
Two amendments were proposed by the Belarusian delegation prior to its adoption, suggesting that the demand to force Russian troops out of Ukraine be removed and that a call for peace talks be added to the text. Minsk also suggested that the UN General Assembly urge member countries to halt military aid to the conflict zone.
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The UN also voted in mid-Novemeber in favor of a resolution calling for the creation of a repatriation payment mechanism for damages caused by Russia in Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the resolution on reparations had no legal force.
Western countries were accused by the Kremlin of trying to steal Russian gold and foreign exchange reserved for reparations and pledged to do everything possible to return the seized assets.