The UN Assembly overwhelmingly condemns the invasion

United Nations, United States. Yesterday, the UN General Assembly approved by a majority a resolution demanding that Russia cease its invasion of Ukraine and withdraw its troops from the country.

The resolution was approved with 141 votes in favor, 5 against and 35 abstentions. Russia, Belarus, North Korea, Eritrea and Syria voted against, while, among others, China, Bolivia, Cuba, El Salvador, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Nicaragua and Pakistan abstained.

The approved text, promoted by the Europeans and Ukraine, “deplores in the strongest terms the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine” in violation of Article 2 of the Charter of the United Nations, which prohibits resorting to the threat or use of forces and urges all members to respect the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of any State.

The UN General Assembly met on Monday in an exceptional manner to concoct a condemnation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine that ended yesterday with the vote on the resolution after the failure of a similar text in the Security Council last Friday due to a veto From Russia.

The European Union’s ambassador to the UN, Olof Skoog, said at the end of the vote that it shows that “the world is with Ukraine” and the “isolation” of Russia.

“This is about whether we choose tanks and missiles or dialogue and diplomacy.” “Russia has opted for aggression. The world for peace,” she said.

The vote occurs on the day a Ukrainian delegation headed to Belarus for a second round of negotiations with Russia, the government in Kiev reported yesterday, March 2.

“The Ukrainian delegation is on its way to the place of negotiations,” the Ukrainian Chairmanship said.

Train station

An explosion rocked a train station in Kiev last night, where thousands of women and children were being evacuated, Ukraine’s state railway company said.

An Interior Ministry adviser said the blast was caused by debris from a downed Russian cruise missile and not a direct rocket attack. There were no immediate reports of casualties and the station building had sustained minor damage. The trains kept running.

Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkov, also came under heavy shelling on the seventh day of the war, but the Ukrainians denied Russia’s claim that its forces had taken the Black Sea port of Kherson.

“The Russian ‘liberators’ have come,” lamented a Ukrainian volunteer sarcastically, as he and three others struggled to remove the body of a man wrapped in a sheet from the ruins of a main square.

According to authorities, at least 25 people have been killed by shelling and airstrikes in the city in the last 24 hours.

A US official also said control of Kherson remained disputed and said Russian forces appeared to be becoming more aggressive in attacking infrastructure inside Kiev as their progress slows in the face of fierce Ukrainian resistance.

Moscow denies targeting civilians and says it wants to disarm Ukraine.

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