The United National general assembly has adopted a resolution to officially *not recognize* the referendums of four Ukrainian regions that voted to join the Russian Federation.
This was expected.
Still, Russia is not happy about the UN’s decision- and they’re blaming the west.
Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov accused western nations of using diplomatic terror and of “twisting the arms of developing countries and threatening them will all sorts of punishments,” in order to convince them to vote to adopt the UN resolution.
143 out of 193 UN members voted in favor of the resolution. Five states, including Russia, voted against and 45 abstained or did not vote. Prior to the vote, Russia’s official ambassador to the UN suggested that the adoption of the resolution has the potential to undermine any potential diplomatic efforts to resolve the ongoing military conflict between Russia and Ukraine.