Western Countries Opposed the UN General Assembly against Russia's Proposal to Abandon Sanctions
Earlier, the UN General Assembly adopted an alternative and more general draft resolution calling for "the solidarity of countries in the fight against a pandemic", which ignored the proposals of the UN Secretary General to lift sanctions. However, the Russian version with more specific measures has not been adopted.
“The consensus adoption of the document we submitted did not work. This was hindered by Ukraine, Georgia, Great Britain, the USA and the EU”, the diplomatic mission specified. Earlier, the UN Secretary General appealed to all countries with a call to combat the coronavirus pandemic to ease existing sanctions against a number of countries, as well as to cease hostilities.