Thailand abstains in U.N. vote to denounce Russia’s annexation of Ukraine

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Thailand is one of the 35 countries out of 193 that abstained in the vote to condemn Russia’s annexation of four partially occupied Ukrainian regions during the U.N. General Assembly on October 12th.

143 countries out of 193 resolved to condemn the Russian annexation, saying it was an illegal action, while only four counties which were Syria, Nicaragua, North Korea, and Belarus voted against the resolution.

Thailand was one of the 35 countries such as China, India, Laos, Pakistan, Vietnam, etc, that abstained from voting. After the vote, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked all 143 countries who voted their affirmation on his Twitter for supporting Ukraine.

The resolution rejected Russia’s attempt to annex Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia, and Kherson while calling for Russia to cancel its decision and withdraw all military forces from Ukrainian soil.

From the Thai Foreign Ministry:

“Thailand chose to abstain from the vote on the resolution because it takes place during an extremely volatile and emotionally charged atmosphere and situation, and thus marginalizes the chance for crisis diplomacy to bring about a peaceful and practical negotiated resolution to the conflict that may push the world towards the brink of nuclear war and global economic collapse.”

The full statement from Thailand and their decision is below:


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