The UN General Assembly has approved a non-binding resolution calling on Russia to end hostilities in Ukraine and demanding the withdrawal of its forces.

The move sends a strong message on the eve of the first anniversary of the invasion that Moscow’s aggression must end.

The 141-7 vote with 32 abstentions was slightly below the highest vote for the five previous resolutions passed by the 193-member world body since Russia sent troops and tanks across the border to its smaller neighbor on February 24, 2022.

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