SIMFEROPOL, October 13. /TASS/. Wednesday’s resolution by the UN condemning Russia undermines the prestige of the international body, Crimean leader Sergey Aksyonov said on Thursday.
The UN General Assembly on Wednesday approved an anti-Russian resolution on the referendums in the Donetsk and the Lugansk People’s Republics, and in the Kherson and the Zaporozhye Regions, as well as on the situation in Ukraine. The resolution was supported by 143 countries, five voted against it and 35 nations abstained. Additionally, the resolution calls for the Ukraine conflict to be resolved through negotiations.
"The results of the vote once again undermine the credibility of the UN, which is apparently the goal of the Americans. And, of course, these results show the degree of sovereignty of each state. Those countries that can and want to oppose the US’ desire to turn the entire world into an Indian reservation under the control of an American "sheriff-abuser" spoke out against, abstained, or did not vote at all. The population of these countries make up the bulk of humanity," Aksyonov wrote on his Telegram channel on Thursday.
The Crimean leader maintained with confidence that the UN General Assembly had adopted the anti-Russian resolution "under pressure from the US."
From September 23 to September 27, the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) as well as the Kherson Region and the Zaporozhye Region held referendums where the majority of voters opted to join Russia.
On September 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the heads of the four regions signed treaties on their accession to Russia. On October 4, Putin signed decrees to ratify the treaties admitting the four regions to Russia.