Russia thankful to Bangladesh for abstaining in UN vote

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Russia has thanked Bangladesh for abstaining from voting on the latest adopted UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution that called for “ending the war in Ukraine and demanded Russia’s immediate withdrawal from that country”.

“Thank you, Bangladesh, for abstaining,” the Russian embassy in Dhaka tweeted on Friday.

The non-binding “anti-Russian” resolution of the UNGA will not bring the world closer to ending the Ukraine conflict, the tweet also said quoting Moscow’s permanent envoy to the UN Vassily Nebenzia.

On Thursday, the UNGA adopted the resolution as 141 member states voted in favour, seven voted against and 32 abstained.

Bangladesh along with its regional neighbours India, China, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are those among the 32 countries which abstained from voting.

Belarus, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Eritrea, Mali, Nicaragua, Russia and Syria are the seven countries those went against the resolution.


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