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Serbia Votes Against U.N. Resolution on Crimea Again

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Archive / News | 17.12.20 | access_time 16:41

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Serbia has again voted against a resolution condemning the Russian occupation of the Ukrainian Crimean peninsula in the U.N. General Assembly.

On Dec. 16 the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution on the human rights situation in the autonomous republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine. The resolution condemns Russia's attempts to legitimize the annexation of Crimea, including the automatic imposition of Russian citizenship on protected persons and changes to the population's democratic structure, the U.N. said in a post on its website.

According to the U.N., the resolution was supported by the U.S., Great Britain, Germany and France. In addition to Serbia the resolution was voted against by Russia, China, Cuba, North Korea, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Syria and other countries. All of the former Yugoslav republics support the resolution except for Bosnia and Herzegovina which abstained from voting.

The Ukrainian Embassy in Belgrade said on Dec. 17 that the updated Ukrainian "resolution clearly defines the illegitimacy of the bodies and officials of the Russian Federation in Crimea as well as the Russian Federation's occupation government.

Serbia voted against the the U.N. General Assembly resolution on Dec. 7 which calls on Russia to immediately stop the "temporary occupation" of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea which it annexed in 2014.

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