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Nigeria, UK, others vote against Russia at UN General Assembly

Nigeria, along with 140 countries, on Wednesday, voted to demand the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine.

The United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution that “demands” Russia’s “immediately” withdrawal from Ukraine.

This represents a powerful rebuke of Moscow’s invasion by most of the world’s nations.

After over two days of extraordinary debate, 141 out of 193 member States voted for the non-binding resolution.

However, at least five countries took sides with Russia.

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They are: Eritrea, North Korea, Syria, Belarus and Russia.

About 35 countries – mainly African nations – abstained from voting. They include: Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burundi, Central African Republic, China, Congo, Cuba, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lao, Madagascar, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Uganda, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

However, 141 countries, including Nigeria, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Canada, condemned Russia.

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The resolution deplored President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine “in the strongest terms” and condemned his decision to put nuclear forces on alert.

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