Russia faces a strong blow from the US
New Delhi: The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday (April 7) approved a resolution suspending Russia’s membership in Human Rights Council.
The 193-member General Assembly voted to adopt the US-led resolution suspending Russia from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the world body's top human rights organisation. 93 nations voted in favour of the resolution, 58 including India abstained, while 24 countries voted against the draft resolution.
A two-thirds majority of voting members was required to suspend Russia from the 47-member UNHRC.
The resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly draft expressed "grave concern at the ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine," Reuters reported.