Day 232 of the Invasion of Ukraine: 143 out of 193 UN Countries Condemned the Annexation of Ukrainian regions by Russia

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

143 out of 193 countries in the UN condemned the annexation of Ukrainian regions by Russia

The UN General Assembly passed a resolution condemning Russia's annexation of four Ukrainian regions. The document received unexpectedly great support - 143 out of a total of 193 countries voted "In favor". Together with the Russian side, Belarus, Syria, North Korea and Nicaragua voted "Against". 35 countries abstained from the vote, including China and India, as well as the former Soviet republics of Central Asia.

The UN resolution received more support from documents that condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea. This time, Turkey and Saudi Arabia voted against Russia's violation of international law. During the special session, US representative Linda Thomas-Greenfield said that the vote is important not only for the future of Ukraine and Europe, but also for the UN itself. And Russian representative Vasily Nebenzya called the document politicized and frankly provocative. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked the countries that supported the resolution and described it as historic.

In his late video address, the president said the situation in all areas bordering the front line remains very complex. Zelensky announced a shelling in the city of Nikopol, in which there were casualties, among them a 6-year-old child. Local authorities reported shelling this morning in the Kyiv region, without further details. During the night, the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv was subjected to massive rocket fire, where a residential building collapsed, announced Mayor Oleksandr Senkevich. The head of the Ukrainian Sumy...

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