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The United Nations General Assembly urges Russia to withdraw its forces from Ukraine on the anniversary of the war


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The United Nations urged the withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine, in a vote in the General Assembly on Thursday.

Although non-binding, the vote at the United Nations’ top body is seen as a global test of sentiment towards the war Russia is waging against its neighbor as the conflict enters its second year.

In addition to Russia, only six countries voted against the resolution – Belarus, North Korea, Eritrea, Mali, Nicaragua and Syria.

In the General Assembly, 141 members voted in favor of the resolution, which reaffirmed support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, seven opposed, and 32 abstained, including China and India.

The resolution contains a demand for peace and Moscow’s withdrawal. It reaffirms a number of positions previously adopted by the Commission, such as the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

A strong outcome could counter accusations that there is war fatigue and a breakdown in support for Kiev in some parts of the world, especially those that depend on Russian fuel.

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