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Ukraine Latest: UN General Assembly Condemns Russian Annexation

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The United Nations General Assembly condemned Russia’s annexation of parts of eastern Ukraine in a symbolic vote that nonetheless exceeded western expectations for how much support the measure would receive.

The General Assembly voted 143-5, with 35 nations including India and China abstaining, to approve the western-backed resolution, which opposed Russia’s “attempted illegal annexation” of the four regions. The vote was a strong indication of how isolated Russia has become over its invasion and decision to absorb parts of eastern Ukraine.