2014 Ukraine crisis: UN General Assembly rejected Russian annexation of Crimea
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly refused to recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and passed a non-binding Resolution 68/262 that declared invalid Crimea’s referendum. In the 193-nation assembly, the resolution
- Supported by 100 United Nations member states that declared invalid Crimea’s Moscow-backed referendum.
- Eleven nations voted against the resolution viz. Armenia, Belarus, Bolivia, Cuba, North Korea, Russia,Nicaragua, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.
- NATO and Western powers voted overwhelmingly in favor.
- 58 Abstention countries: Afghanistan, China, India and Pakistan, many South American nations, etc.
- More than 20 nations didn’t vote viz. Israel, Iran, etc.
The UN General Assembly Resolution 68/262 is a resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in response to the 2014 Crimean crisis and entitled “Territorial integrity of Ukraine”.
Note: The resolution was introduced by Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine.