United Nations calls for Russia to withdraw its forces from Ukraine February 28, 2023

On February 23, the United Nations General Assembly voted on its 6th resolution since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. According to article 5 of this resolution, the United Nations “Reiterates its demand that the Russian Federation immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw all of its military forces from the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, and calls for a cessation of hostilities.” It was overwhelmingly approved by a vote of 141 UN members for, 7 against, and 32 abstentions. The seven “no” votes were Belarus, North Korea, Eritrea, Mali, Nicaragua, Russia and Syria. Among the 32 abstentions were China, India and Pakistan.

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