UN General Assembly calls on Russia to fix Ukraine
The United Nations General Assembly on Monday (November 14th) called for Russia to be held accountable for its conduct in Ukraine, voting to approve a resolution acknowledging that Russia must be responsible for reparations to the country.
The resolution, backed by 94 of the assembly’s 193 members, said Russia, which invaded its neighbor in February, “must bear the legal consequences of all its internationally wrongful acts, including reparation for harm, including any damage caused by such acts”. deeds.”
The resolution recommends that member states, in cooperation with Ukraine, create an international registry to record evidence and claims against Russia.
General Assembly resolutions are not binding even if they have political weight.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called the resolution “important”.
“The reparations that Russia will have to pay for what it did have become part of the international legal reality,” Zelenskiy said in his nightly video address.
Kyiv’s ambassador to the UN, Sergiy Kyslytsya, told the General Assembly ahead of the vote that Russia had targeted everything from factories to apartment buildings and hospitals.
“Ukraine will have the difficult task of rebuilding the country and recovering from this war, but this recovery will never be complete without a sense of justice for the victims of the Russian war. It is time to hold Russia accountable” , said Kyslytsya.