The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly passed on Thursday a resolution calling for protection of civilians amid the ongoing war in Ukraine, co-sponsored by 90 states including Georgia.
Passed during the 11th Emergency Special Session, the resolution entitled Humanitarian Consequences of the Aggression Against Ukraine and drafted by Ukraine and its allies received 140 votes in favour and five against. The states voting against the draft were Russia, Syria, North Korea, Eritrea and Belarus, while 38 countries, including China, abstained.
According to a statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, the main purpose of the resolution was to respond to the dire humanitarian situation in Ukraine as a result of Russia's aggression.
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The resolution calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities by the Russian Federation against Ukraine and protection of the civilian population, medical and humanitarian personnel.
The resolution condemns violations of international humanitarian law and human rights and calls on the parties to ensure safe and unimpeded movement for the population.
It echoes the UN Secretary General's call for Russia to end its military offensive and return to talks, and requests the Secretary General of the United Nations to provide information to the General Assembly on the implementation of the resolution.
On March 2, Georgia voted on a UN General Assembly resolution to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, joining 140 other countries in the vote.
The resolution demands the Russia “immediately, completely and unconditionally” withdraw all of its military from the territory of Ukraine “within its internationally recognised borders.”