The United Nations General Assembly yesterday adopted a measure underscoring that the mid-March referendum in Crimea that led to the peninsula’s annexation by Russia “has no validity” and that the parties should “pursue immediately a peaceful resolution of the situation,” according to a news release issued by the United Nations.
Armenia was one of 11 countries that voted against the UN resolution affirming Ukraine's territorial integrity.
100 countries voted in favor of the resolution at the UN's General Assembly. Those that voted against are Belarus, Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua, North Korea, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. 58 countries abstained from voting.
Recall, on March 26, Tigran Balayan, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, informed RFE/RL's Armenian service that Armenia will abstain from the vote. Later, RFE/RL's Armenian service updated the story [AM], reporting that the information was conveyed to the radio station by Armenia's foreign affairs ministry.
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