Nepal has voted in favor of a resolution on humanitarian aid prepared by Ukraine and other countries at the UN General Assembly on Thursday night.
At the 11th emergency special session of the General Assembly, a resolution on humanitarian aid in Ukraine was passed by a two-thirds majority vote.
Out of 193 members of the United Nations, 140 voted in favor of the resolution, while five voted against.
Russia, Syria, North Korea, Eritrea and Belarus voted against. Thirty-eight countries, including Nepal’s two neighbors India and China, abstained.
Earlier in the day, Russia’s UN Security Council resolution on humanitarian aid to Ukraine failed after 13 members, except China, backed it. South Africa also submitted another resolution to the General Assembly.
The motion, which was drafted without mentioning the Russian invasion, was not voted on. South Africa’s proposal did not go through the voting process after the Ukrainian representative said that a separate resolution should not be passed on the same issue.
This is the second time that the UN General Assembly has passed a resolution criticizing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In the first round of voting, Nepal also sided with Ukraine.
After Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops to Ukraine on February 24, calling for special military action, Nepal said every country should respect the sovereignty of another country.
Since then, Nepal has been standing in favor of Ukraine in the polls held in various UN agencies.