Pretoria has to this point abstained from each UN decision addressing Russia’s battle towards Ukraine.
South Africa has abstained from a UN Common Meeting decision calling for Russia to pay reparations for the damages inflicted on Ukraine since its invasion of the nation on 24 February.
The decision was adopted by a vote of 94 in favour, with 14 towards and 73 abstentions, the UN acknowledged. However South Africa’s UN ambassador objected to the “exceptionalism” and “double requirements” of the initiative, saying it proposed reparations for Ukraine, however not victims of different assaults.
The textual content adopted on Monday referred to as for a register to be established to file the injury Russia has brought on to Ukraine and for the institution of a world mechanism for reparations for injury, loss or damage arising from Russia’s actions.
The Common Meeting additionally reaffirmed its dedication to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and demanded that the Russian Federation instantly stop its use of drive and utterly and unconditionally withdraw all its army forces from that nation’s territory.
“Many delegates expressed their assist for the institution of a registry whereas others voiced their concern over the decision’s divisiveness and harmful precedent in permitting the…