The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on reparations to Ukraine from the Russian Federation

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Muarrir
15 November 2022, 20:03
Muarrir
15 November 2022, 20:03

The UN General Assembly by a majority of votes adopted the resolution Providing legal remedies and reparations in connection with aggression against Ukraine, prepared by Ukraine with the co-authorship of more than fifty countries.

This is reported by Ukrinform.

94 countries voted "for", 13 against, and 74 abstained. The following voted against: Belarus, the Central African Republic, China, Cuba, North Korea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Mali, Nicaragua, Russia, Syria, and Zimbabwe.

The resolution contains a confirmation of the position of the UN states in support of the sovereignty, independence, unity, and territorial integrity of Ukraine and a demand for the Russian Federation to immediately stop the use of force and completely and unconditionally withdraw all its armed forces from the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.

The General Assembly recognizes that Russia should be held accountable for violations of international law, in particular its aggression, as well as international humanitarian law and human rights. Accordingly, the legal consequences for the Russian Federation should include compensation for damages caused to Ukraine.

Also, the General Assembly "recognizes the need to create, in cooperation with Ukraine, an international compensation mechanism".

The document contains recommendations for states to create an international registry of such damages to document evidence and information regarding damage, loss, or maiming caused by the war to individuals and legal entities, as well as to the state of Ukraine.