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Russia vetoes UN resolution deploring ‘aggression’ in Ukraine

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United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Russia, as expected, vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Friday that “deplores in the strongest terms” the country’s “aggression” against Ukraine and demanded the immediate withdrawal of its troops. Eleven of the council’s 15 members voted for the motion, which was co-written by the United States and Albania. China, India and the UAE abstained. The resolution was always doomed to fail because of Moscow’s veto power as a permanent member of the council. Still, the debate offered the chamber an important opportunity to voice its condemnation of Presi…

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