UN General Assembly adopts resolution on reparations from Russia for war against Ukraine
On Monday, November 14, the UN General Assembly adopted a draft resolution on the creation of a mechanism to compensate Ukraine for the damages caused by Russian invasion
Andriy Yermak, the head of the President's Office, announced this on Twitter.
"Russia will pay for all its crimes in every sense - including reparations. From now on, it is the will of the UN. Everything will be Ukraine!" wrote Andriy Yermak on Twitter.
94 countries voted for the resolution, 14 against, and 73 abstained.
Belarus, Central African Republic, China, Cuba, North Korea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Mali, Nicaragua, Russia, Syria, Zimbabwe, Bahamas voted against.
The draft resolution was prepared by Ukraine with the co-authorship of almost fifty countries.
The resolution refers to the support of the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine. The Russian Federation is demanded to immediately stop the use of force and withdraw all its armed forces from the internationally recognized territory of Ukraine.
It is also stated in the document that the Russian Federation should be held accountable for violations of international law and international humanitarian law and human rights, and the legal consequences should include compensation by Russia for damages caused to Ukraine.
By adopting the resolution, the UN recognized the necessity of "creating, in cooperation with Ukraine, an international mechanism for reparation for damage, loss or injury."
The resolution recommends the UN member states, together with Ukraine, create an international register to document evidence and losses caused by the war to individuals, legal entities, and the state of Ukraine.
The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Serhiy Kyslytsya, in presenting the draft resolution, reminded about a number of resolutions of the UN Security Council regarding the consequences of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and the creation of a commission and a fund for reparations.
He recognized that the Russian Federation would not allow such a decision to be made in the UN Security Council regarding the war against Ukraine, as it would use its veto right.
"Russia prefers impunity to accountability and when it comes to the process in the Security Council, it knows only two things, lies and veto," Kyslytsia said.