Washington: Russia has rejected a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution condemning its military operation in Ukraine. The proposal also included a demand for the Russian military to leave Ukraine immediately. This proposal was brought by the US. A total of 11 members voted in favour of the resolution. India, China and the United Arab Emirates were absent in the vote. The proposal was brought on Friday (February 25, 2022).
According to media reports, Along with the US, Albania also tried to get the resolution passed jointly. The resolution included Russia's cancellation of its decision on Donetsk and Luhansk with a ceasefire. Russia vetoed the proposal (VETO), meaning rejected. Russia is also among the five permanent member states of the United Nations (UN). Every country in the permanent countries is also empowered to veto any proposal. However, the US and its allies have warned Russia of isolation around the world if it does so.
Albania, England, France, Ireland, Norway, Gabon, Mexico, Brazil, Ghana and Kenya voted in favour of the US resolution. India, China and the United Arab Emirates abstained from voting. All three countries have talked about resolving the matter through dialogue. The US can now take up the matter in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Let me tell you that the proposal brought here cannot be vetoed. But there is also no obligation on the Member States to take the resolution passed in the General Assembly.