Members of the General Assembly of the United Nations have Pushed Russia to start paying Ukraine reparations for its war due to a large number of violations of international law.
The resolution which was put forth was passed with 94 countries in favor with only 14 against, as Russia, China, and Iran sat in the disapproving group. A total of 73 countries chose to abstain. Stronger than many other stances taken against Russia by the international group, this resolution also sounded the call for the creation of an “international mechanism” for the reparations.
It’s commitment was reaffirmed by the General Assembly to the “sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine” in the resolution and made the demand that Russia “immediately cease its use of force against Ukraine” by “completely and unconditionally” pulling out any and all military assets from within the country.
The group of nations that approved the brand new measure included the United States, France, Norway, Germany, and the United Kingdom. A much more robust group of countries chose to affirm another resolution this past month which pushed various member states to not recognize the four regions that had been annexed by Russia from Ukraine, along with issuing the demand that Moscow halt and turn back the “attempted illegal annexation.” China also spoke out to vote against the former resolution and pointedly chose to abstain from the latter, while India steered clear of both votes.
The gathered member countries of NATO mobilized thousands of soldiers to the various bordering eastern European countries back in February in the wake of Russian President Vladimir Putin initiating his full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The United States has gifted well over $9.8 billion in various types of military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine throughout the course of the war.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky recently put forth an expedited application to become a member country of NATO while claiming that his Russian counterpart needs to step down prior to peace talks taking place at all. “Ukraine was and remains a leader in negotiation efforts. It was our state that always offered Russia to reach an agreement on coexistence on equal, honest, decent and fair terms,” he stated in a released video. “It is obvious that this is impossible with this Russian president. He does not know what dignity and honesty are. Therefore, we are ready for a dialogue with Russia, but already with another president of Russia.”