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Russia regrets US, Ukraine, Canada and Palau refuse to condemn glorification of Nazism

December 19, 2014, 19:33 UTC+3 MOSCOW
A plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly adopted a Russia-proposed draft resolution calling against the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism, racism, xenophobia and intolerance
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MOSCOW, December 19 /TASS/. It is regretful that the United States, Ukraine, Canada and Palau have voted against a draft resolution forbidding the glorification of Nazism and the European Union states abstained from voting, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

The Ukrainian delegation voted against the condemnation of glorification of Nazism just like it did that at a meeting of the UN Third Committee.

“It (Ukraine) did not deem it necessary to pay tribute to the victims, including its own compatriots, who fell in the struggle against the 20th-century plague,” the Russian Foreign Ministry went on to say.

A plenary meeting of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a Russia-proposed draft resolution calling against the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices contributing to escalation of contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance. Representatives of 44 UN states had made their contribution to the Russia-proposed draft, which was adopted by 133 countries. Four delegations (Canada, Palau, the United States and Ukraine) voted against the resolution while 51 countries abstained from voting.

“The ongoing attempts to falsify the World War II outcome have increased the importance of those provisions that express concern with attempts to glorify as heroes participants in national-liberation movements who fought against the anti-Hitler coalition or collaborated with the Nazis,” the draft resolution said.

The United Nations General Assembly will hold a special commemorative meeting devoted to the 70th anniversary of Victory over Fascism.

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