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Russia Suspended from UN Human Rights Council

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The United Nations General Assembly voted to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council. The meeting was attended by representatives of 193 countries. Ninety-three states voted in favour of suspension.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba reacted to the decision to suspend Russia from the Council.

“Russia’s rights of membership in the UN Human Rights Council have just been suspended. War criminals have no place in UN bodies aimed at protecting human rights. Grateful to all member states which supported the relevant UNGA resolution and chose the right side of history,” the official noted.

The UN Human Rights Council is an international human rights body within the United Nations system responsible for the observance and protection of human rights.

Human rights activists from several countries, including Ukraine and Poland, urged the suspension of Russia from the Human Rights Council. The reason for the suspension is the crimes committed by Russian troops in the territory of Ukraine.

Natalia Tolub

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