Russia not only accumulates defeats in the military sphere in Ukraine, but has also already suffered two major defeats in the sphere of international politics.
In March 141 countries rejected the Russian invasion of Ukraine
The first of those big defeats came on March 18, 2022, when the UN General Assembly approved resolution ES-11/1,rejecting the Russian invasion of Ukraine, affirming "its commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, extending to its territorial waters" and demanding "that the Russian Federation immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw all of its military forces from the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders".
That resolution was supported by 141 of the 193 member countries of the UN. 35 abstained, 13 were absent from the vote and significantly only 5 voted against: Russia, Belarus, Eritrea, North Korea and Syria. Significantly, all five countries are dictatorships, and three of them (Belarus, Eritrea, and North Korea) are communist in nature. Not even traditional allies of that country (and also dictatorships) such as China, Cuba, Laos, Nicaragua and Vietnam supported Russia, which abstained. Venezuela and Iran, allies of Russia, cannot vote due to unpaid debts they owe to the UN.
Yesterday 143 countries rejected the Russian annexation of 4 Ukrainian regions
This Sunday, the UN approved a second resolution on the invasion of Ukraine (it can be read here in PDF format) in which it condemns the illegal annexation by Russia of four Ukrainian regions (Donetsk, Kherson, Lugansk and Zaporizhia) as well as the illegal referendums called by Russia to justify that annexation. The resolution also declares that these illegal referendums are invalid under international law and do not constitute the basis for any alteration of the status of these regions of Ukraine.
Unfortunately for the Kremlin, this new resolution has received even more support than the March one: has been supported by 143 countries, while 35 have abstained and only 5 have rejected it: Russia, Belarus, North Korea, Nicaragua and Syria. All five are dictatorships, once again. This time Eritrea, which rejected the March resolution, has abstained. Angola and Bangladesh, which abstained on the March resolution, have this time voted in favour. The Venezuelan dictatorship announced its rejection of the resolution, but he was unable to vote because he still hasn't paid his debts to the UN.
All the countries of Oceania and almost all of Europe have supported the resolution
It should be noted that almost all the countries of Europe have supported this resolution, with only three exceptions: Russia and Belarus (which have voted against), and Armenia, a traditional ally of Russia, which abstained. Even Serbia, Russia's traditional ally, has supported the resolution (it also supported the March resolution rejecting the invasion). Likewise, all the countries of Oceania have supported the resolution, as well as Israel, Japan and South Korea. Again, among the countries that have abstained or have been absent are traditional allies of Russia such as China, Cuba, Iran, Algeria, Laos and Vietnam.
A result that explains the support of the extreme left for Putin
The results of that vote explain the extreme left's support for Russia. Communists around the world continue to support Moscow as they did during the Cold War. In the end, the Putin regime does not hide its nostalgia for the Soviet Union and has maintained the main foreign allies that the USSR had: the communist dictatorships, also including other great enemies of the West such as the Iranian regime.
Those who now have even more difficulty explaining their support for Russia are some conservatives in the West. It must be said that support for Russia in the conservative sphere is very minority. In fact, in Europe, the conservative parties of the ECR, including Vox, are the ones that most oppose Russia, while the extreme left is the one that exhibits the most his support for Russian foreign policy. It is only natural that the extreme left supports Putin: it does not care about democracy, international law or the sovereignty of nations, and is ready to support anything that serves to weaken the West. The absurd thing is that there are some conservatives supporting a tyrant allied with communist dictatorships. Something like this can only be explained by the constant intoxication that the Russian propaganda media have been doing and the hundreds of millions of dollars invested by Moscow in expanding its influence in the West.
Main photo: United Nations.
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