11:57 30.04.2014

Ukraine not to propose UN General Assembly meeting on situation in its eastern regions, says Foreign Ministry

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Ukraine does not intend to initiate a meeting of the UN General Assembly in connection with the situation in the eastern regions of the country.

"At the moment, we are not raising the issue of a UN General Assembly session. At this stage, we are quite happy with the result of the March 27 vote on the resolution on Ukraine," Ukrainian Acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deschytsia in an exclusive interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

As reported, the UN General Assembly on March 27 with a majority of votes supported a resolution on Ukraine's territorial integrity. A hundred states voted for the resolution at a meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday, 11 voted against it, and 58 abstained.

The UN General Assembly backed the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, called on states to refrain from any actions aimed at the violation of Ukrainian borders, and also confirmed the illegitimacy of the referendum in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol on March 16, 2014.

According to the vote, the countries that voted against the resolution include Armenia, Belarus, Bolivia, Cuba, North Korea, Nicaragua, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. The countries that abstained include mostly Latin American and African states.

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