Morocco voted against annexing Ukrainian territories to Russia

Morocco voted against annexing Ukrainian territories to Russia

Morocco voted against annexing Ukrainian territories to Russia

Morocco joined 142 other countries in condemning the annexation of Ukrainian territories by the Russian military after not participating in the first UN General Assembly member state vote last March.

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Morocco voted against annexing Ukrainian territories to Russia

October 13, 2022 at 11:13 am

Modified October 13, 2022 at 11:28 am.

Morocco joined 142 other countries in condemning the annexation of Ukrainian territories by the Russian military after not participating in the first UN General Assembly member state vote last March.

hastily assembled, This Wednesday, October 12, the 193 member states of the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution calling on Russia to withdraw its illegal annexation of the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson.

A total of 143 countries, including Morocco, voted in favor of the resolution For the poll held last March.

“143 countries stand for freedom, sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Joe Biden said in an AFP statement. “Russia cannot be wiped off the map as a sovereign state,” the US president added.

Compared to the March 2022 referendum, support for Russia has fallen sharply with two more votes against Moscow. It was witnessed by Bangladesh, Iraq and Senegal, which abstained before voting to condemn Russia.

Russia, Belarus, Syria, North Korea and Nicaragua voted against the resolution. Additionally, 35 member states abstained, including China, India, Pakistan and South Africa.

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