Armenia has abstained from voting on a UN General Assembly resolution that deplores “in the strongest terms” Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The resolution, approved late on Wednesday by 141 members of the 193-member body, demands that Russia immediately stop its war in Ukraine and withdraw all of its troops from Ukrainian territory.

Russia was joined by Belarus, which has served as a launch pad for Russian invasion forces, Eritrea, North Korea and Syria in voting against the non-binding resolution.

Thirty-five UN members abstained. They included China, India, Iran as well as Armenia and three other members of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization. Eleven other nations, including Azerbaijan, did not vote at all.

Armenia had repeatedly voted against UN General Assembly resolutions condemning Russia’s annexation of Crimea and upholding Ukrainian sovereignty over the Black Sea peninsula.

Last week, it also voted against the effective suspension of Russia’s membership in the Council of Europe. The decision was backed by 42 members of the Strasbourg-based organization. Armenia was the only member state that joined Russia in opposing it.

In what was the first official Armenian reaction to the Russian assault, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Wednesday that Yerevan is “deeply saddened” by the war in Ukraine. He expressed hope that fresh Russian-Ukrainian negotiations “will produce results.”

2 comments
  1. I have difficulty feeling sorry for Ukraine, since Ukraine has always supported Azerbaijan and never spoke out against the atrocities committed by Azerbaijan, and always failed to recognizance the rights of Armenians living in their own lands for over 3000 years and their right to self determination.
    They in fact supported Azerbaijan without question and supported their dictatorship.
    Over 4000 Armenian boys aged 18 to 25 died in the 2nd war and almost half of that number we contribute to Ukraine supplying Azerbaijan banned weapons. Ukraine made its bed with the Zionists and NATO now they must sleep in it.

  2. I agree with Serop, this is not a war between the involved countries citizens, but the politicians human race animals.

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