Arab states support UN resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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A UN resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was adopted on Thursday, with an overwhelming majority of member states voting to call for the Kremlin to withdraw its troops immediately.

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of Russia’s war on Ukraine, 141 UN members voted in favor of the resolution, which calls for an immediate end to Moscow’s hostilities. Seven countries opposed the resolution, with 32 others abstaining, including China, India, Pakistan and Ethiopia.

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Gulf and Arab countries voted for the resolution, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and Kuwait. Jordan, Egypt, Oman, Libya, Iraq and Israel also voted in favor of the condemnation.

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