UN General Assembly to keep Crimea, Donbas issues on agenda for new session

Canan Sarıtepe
10 September 2021, 09:45
Canan Sarıtepe
10 September 2021, 09:45

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has decided to keep occupied Crimea and Donbas on the session’s agenda.

Some 71 countries voted to support the motion, while 12 were against it, and 45 abstained during a vote held on Thursday, September 9.

The item "Situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine" was included in the draft agenda of the 76th session, under the title "Maintenance of international peace and security," according to the organisation's website.

The next, 76th session of the UN General Assembly is set to start in late September.

Zelensky may take part in the 76th session remotely

The possibility of a visit by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to the UN General Assembly is currently being considered, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said at an online briefing on Thursday.

Dmytro Kuleba

He added that no final decisions are yet to speak since the format of participation in the General Assembly also provides an opportunity to speak online.

The top diplomat added that it is important for the Ukrainian president that each of his visits is meaningful and effective. 

"Therefore, we will decide whether it will be a physical visit to the General Assembly or it will be the president's online participation in the UN General Assembly," Kuleba said.