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Russia responds to EU ‘sponsor of terrorism’ resolution

The European Parliament, which on Wednesday adopted a non-binding resolution branding Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism”, should be designated a “sponsor of idiocy,” Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said. The EU’s legislative body passed the decision on Wednesday in a landslide vote in Strasbourg. The document was …

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UN passes resolution condemning US

The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution condemning the US embargo on Cuba for the 30th year in a row. Only the US and Israel voted against the measure on Thursday, while Ukraine and Brazil abstained. Since 2019, the US has “escalated the siege …

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Only 1 in 3 UN members back new anti-Russia resolution

Ukraine’s latest proposal to condemn Russia has attracted the backing of just 58 out of 193 UN member states, a far cry from the number that symbolically supported Kiev in the General Assembly in March.  Kiev’s envoy to the UN Sergey Kislitsa heralded the proposed resolution on Wednesday, following the …

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Only two countries vote against UN resolution condemning Nazism

The resolution on “Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices” that contribute to racism, xenophobia and intolerance was adopted with 130 votes in favor, the Russian permanent mission to the UN announced on Thursday. Sponsored by Russia and more than 30 other UN members, the resolution expresses concern about …

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Russia explains why it vetoed climate change resolution at UN

The UNSC voted on the draft resolution, tabled by temporary members Ireland and Niger, on Monday. The proposal, co-sponsored by over 100 nations, called upon the UN secretary-general to make climate-related risks “a central component” of conflict prevention, while “incorporating information on the security implications of climate change” to make …

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In non-binding resolution, EU parliament calls for new anti-Russia sanctions that would stop Nord Stream 2 over Navalny’s arrest

The EU member states should take “an active stance” on Navalny’s 30-day arrest in Russia. This is according to a non-binding resolution adopted on Thursday, with 581 votes in favor, 50 against and 44 abstentions. The list of “significantly tighter” restrictions the European nations are encouraged to impose against Moscow includes …

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