UN General Assembly suspends Russia's membership of UN Human Rights Council

7 April, 07:47 PM
Serhiy Kyslytsia, Ukraine's Permanent Representative in United States, speaks during UN General Assembly session on April 7 (Photo:REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)

Serhiy Kyslytsia, Ukraine's Permanent Representative in United States, speaks during UN General Assembly session on April 7 (Photo:REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)

The United Nations General Assembly has supported a decision to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said in a tweet on April 7.

“War criminals have no place in UN bodies whose goal is to protect human rights,” Kuleba wrote.

Ukraine’s foreign minister has also thanked everyone who supported the relevant resolution of the General Assembly.

The resolution was supported by 93 countries, 24 opposed, and 58 abstained.

UNA-UK/Twitter
Фото: UNA-UK/Twitter

According to CNN, the draft resolution said the Human Rights Council was "gravely concerned" about reports of gross and systematic violations of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law committed by Russia during its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

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