India Abstains in UN General Assembly on Resolution by Ukraine, Allies on Humanitarian Crisis

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India had previously abstained on two occasions in the Security Council and once in the General Assembly on resolutions on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (File photo/Reuters)

The resolution was adopted with 140 votes in favor, 38 abstentions, and five against.

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  • Last Updated:March 24, 2022, 22:15 IST
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India on Thursday abstained in the UN General Assembly on a resolution by Ukraine and its allies on the humanitarian crisis in a war-torn Eastern European country. The 193-member General Assembly resumed its 11th Emergency Special Session on Ukraine and voted Thursday on a draft resolution Humanitarian consequences of the aggression against Ukraine’ by Ukraine and its western allies.

The resolution was adopted with 140 votes in favor, 38 abstentions, and five against. On Wednesday, India, along with 12 other UN Security Council members, had abstained from a resolution by Russia on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

The UNSC resolution failed to pass as it did not get the required 9 yes votes. Only Russia and China voted in favor of the UNSC resolution. India had previously abstained on two occasions in the Security Council and once in the General Assembly on resolutions on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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