Putin illegally annexes 4 regions in Ukraine


Russia has vetoed United Nations resolution calling its Ukraine annexation referendums illegal I Norman hall the measure would have condemned Russia's referendums in four Ukrainian regions as illegal declared them invalid and urged all countries not to recognize any annexations of the territory claimed by Moscow The resolution would have also demanded an immediate halt at Russia's invasion and immediate unconditional withdrawal from Ukraine The vote in the 15 member Security Council was ten to one with China India Brazil and Gabon abstaining U.S. ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield had said before the vote that in the event of a Russian veto the resolution would be taken to the 193 member General Assembly where there are no vetoes

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