The UN General Assembly voted Wednesday, March 2, a resolution condemning the Russian military intervention in Ukraine.
Of the 193 member countries of the Organization, 141 countries (including 28 in Africa approved the text), against 5 five who voted against. These are Russia, Belarus, North Korea, Syria and Eritrea, the only African country in this list.
For their part, 35 States abstained. Among them, China and 14 African states: Senegal, Mali, South Africa, Angola, Algeria, Uganda and Tanzania, among others.
In detail, this resolution “deplores in the strongest terms Russia’s aggression against Ukraine” and affirms “its attachment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine “.
“The message from the General Assembly is loud and clear,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said after voting ended. “End hostilities in Ukraine now. Open the door to dialogue and diplomacy now,” he insisted.