The UN General Assembly asks for Russian compensation for Ukraine

The UN General Assembly passed a resolution on Monday, calling for Russia to be held accountable for violating international law with its attack on Ukraine, and the resolution included the payment of compensation.

The vote of the General Assembly, which has 193 members, came with 94 votes in favor, 14 against and 73 abstentions and was the lowest level of support for 5 resolutions adopted by the Assembly relating to Ukraine since the start of the offensive Russian on February 24.

The resolution recognizes the need to establish an “international mechanism to compensate for damage, loss or injury” caused by the “unfair acts” committed by Russia against Ukraine.

Recommends to the Member States, in cooperation with Ukraine, to establish an “international registry” documenting the allegations and information regarding damage, loss or injury to Ukrainians and the government caused by Russia.

A Russian veto in the 15-member Security Council has prevented the most powerful body in the United Nations from taking any action against President Vladimir Putin since his decision to launch the attack.

But there were no objections in the General Assembly when in it had previously adopted four resolutions criticizing the Russian offensive.

Contrary to the resolutions of the Security Council, the resolutions of the General Assembly are not legally binding, but they reflect world opinion and have demonstrated broad opposition to Russian military action.

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