The United Nations General Assembly held a meeting on Monday, October 10, 2022, wherein the Russia-Ukraine conflict was heavily discussed. Most notably, Russia’s motion for a secret ballot was rejected with an overwhelming majority with 107 countries, India being one of them, voting in favor of a recorded vote.
Russia carried out aerial assaults on Ukraine on Monday and Tuesday that, at the time of writing the article, have taken 20 lives, and injured as many as 105. Furthermore, a bridge between Ukraine and Crimea was also attacked and rendered inaccessible. Russian President Putin called out Ukraine claiming that they carried out the attack.
A draft resolution condemning Moscow’s “illegal” annexation of four regions in Ukraine was proposed following a motion regarding the same by Albania. Russia consequently raised a plea of its own for a secret ballot which was rejected by 107 countries.13 countries, however, supported a discreet voting procedure, and 39, including China and Russia, abstained from voting.
Explosions were reported in Kyiv, Lviv, Ternopil, and Zhytomyr in western Ukraine, Dnipro and Kremenchuk in the center, Zaporizhzhia in the south, and Kharkiv in the east.
Ukrainian President Zelenskyy has since sought assistance from US President Joe Biden as well as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. President Biden assured advanced air force assistance to Ukraine.
PM Trudeau reiterated Canada’s support to Ukraine during their telephonic conversation while the Australian PM highlighted the importance of security assistance amid the ongoing aggression.