The United Nations General Assembly is set to vote on a new non-binding resolution on Thursday that, if supported by a majority of member states, will “demand” that Russia end its conflict in Ukraine “immediately.”
The decision comes after 141 nations backed a previous resolution on March 2 that demanded Russia stop using force against Ukraine immediately.
In that vote, five states voted no, including Russia, while 35 states abstained. The resolution was non-binding and did not appear to have an influence on the conflict, except than exposing Russia’s isolation on the international scene.
Ukraine presented the new resolution before a special session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday.
The resolution, which is likewise non-binding, “demands an immediate halt to Russian Federation activities against Ukraine, including any assaults against persons and civilian objects.”
It also reiterates UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ request for Moscow to “end its military offensive, establish a ceasefire, and return to the road of discussion and negotiations.”