UN General Assembly condemns militarization of Crimea and the Sea of Azov by Russia

The UN General Assembly supported the resolution proposed by Ukraine that expressed serious concerns regarding the militarization of the Crimea, the Sea of Azov and part of the Black Sea adjacent to the region, Interfax reports.

The resolution also calls on Russia to release the Ukrainian military ships detained on November 25. Moscow’s use of force has been called by other nations to be unjustified.

A separate paragraph of the resolution condemns the construction and opening of the bridge between Russia and the Crimea, which the document reasserts is still a “temporarily occupied” territory of Ukraine.

66 countries voted for the resolution while 19 countries voted against it. 72 UN members abstained, and the other countries did not participate in the voting at all.

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