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UN General Assembly again overwhelmingly isolates Russia over Ukraine

The resolution adopted on Thursday, which was drafted by Ukraine and allies, received 140 votes in favor and five votes against while 38 countries, including China, abstained

Voting results are seen on the screen during a special session of the UN General Assembly on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City (Photo: Reuters)
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Voting results are seen on the screen during a special session of the UN General Assembly on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City (Photo: Reuters)

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Almost three-quarters of the U.N. General Assembly demanded aid access and civilian protection in Ukraine on Thursday, and criticized Russia for creating a "dire" humanitarian situation after Moscow invaded its neighbor one month ago.

It is the second time the 193-member General Assembly has overwhelmingly isolated Russia over what Moscow calls a "special military operation" that is says aims to destroy Ukraine's military infrastructure.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has blasted Russia's "absurd war." Thousands of people have been killed in Ukraine, millions made refugees, and cities pulverized in the past month.

The resolution adopted on Thursday, which was drafted by Ukraine and allies,

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First Published: Mar 24 2022 | 11:22 PM IST

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