(DCWatchdog.com) – Happening Now: Just moments ago, the United Nations General Assembly suspended Russia from the United Nations Human Rights Council because of multiple reports of “gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights” taken by the Russian troops that have invaded Ukraine at the direction of Rusian President Vladimir Putin.
As National Review recounts what took place:
“The U.N. General Assembly voted to suspend Russia from the organization’s Human Rights Council on Wednesday…
“[United States] Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Monday that the U.S. would attempt to suspend Russia from the HRC after Ukraine claimed that Russian forces had killed dozens of civilians in Bucha, a Kyiv suburb.”
According to Reuters:
“Russia had warned countries that a yes vote or abstention will be viewed as an ‘unfriendly gesture’ with consequences for bilateral ties…”
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