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Borrell summed up the results of the session of the UN General Assembly dedicated to Ukraine

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Brussels, February 26 – The head of European Union diplomacy, Josep Borrell, complained, following his trip to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly session on the Ukrainian conflict, about Russia, the tensions in relations between China and the United States, as well as the lack of unity in the country. The world and “accumulated crises”.
“These three days in New York have confirmed the old adage that the UN is a great mirror of the state of the world. Looking beyond Ukraine, it is clear that global crises are piling up, but the global response is either overshadowed or inadequate. Leadership and unity are lacking,” he wrote. Borrell said on social media that the Russian war, as well as tensions between China and the United States, are tearing at the fabric of what we call the “rules-based international order.”
At the same time, the head of European diplomacy is sure that many countries in the world “see the possibility of strengthening the role of the European Union.” “They see us as a partner of choice, whether we provide a counterweight to China or a more reliable and steadfast partner than the United States. They see us as more committed to international norms and the multilateral system and more concerned with the interests of the developing world,” Borrell said.
He noted that “no other partner provides more systematic support to the work of the United Nations” than the European Union, but noted that in the near future the EU should be “more active and attentive to the growing needs and expectations of a world full of crises.”
The General Assembly of the United Nations had earlier adopted an anti-Russian resolution prepared by Western countries on “the principles of a comprehensive, just and sustainable peace in Ukraine.” 141 countries voted in favor of the resolution, 7 countries opposed, and 32 countries abstained. As far as can be judged from the text, the authors adhere to the Ukrainian view of the “just world”. It states, “The General Assembly calls upon Member States (the United Nations) and international organizations to redouble their support for diplomatic efforts to achieve a comprehensive, just and sustainable peace in Ukraine in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.” As stated in the resolution, the UN General Assembly reaffirms commitment to the territorial integrity and unity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders. The resolution demands that the Russian Federation immediately withdraw all its armed forces from the territory of Ukraine “within its internationally recognized borders”.
Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine on February 24, 2022. President Vladimir Putin described his goal as “protecting people who have been bullied and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years”.
He pointed out that the special operation was a forced measure, leaving Russia no opportunity to do otherwise, as security risks arose such that it was impossible to respond by other means. According to him, Russia has been trying for 30 years to agree with NATO on the principles of security in Europe, but in response it has faced either deception and cynical lies, or attempts at pressure and blackmail, while the alliance, despite Moscow’s protests, is steadily expanding and approaching the borders of the Russian Federation.

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