It has been seven (7) days since Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine in an effort to invade the neighbouring country.
Guyana today voted in favour of the United Nations General Assembly's decision to diplomatically isolate Russia by “deploring its aggression against Ukraine” and demanding Russia withdraw its troops and stop fighting. On Tuesday, Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations, Carolyn Rodrigues Birkett expressed the government’s support to the resolution.
141 countries including Guyana voted in favour of the resolution, 5 opposed and 35 countries abstained from voting on the issue.
The resolution needed a two-thirds threshold to pass; however, the resolution is non-binding but it will serve as a marker of how isolated Russia is.
According to the Ukraine Government, more than 350 civilians, including 14 children have been killed during Russia’s invasion into Ukraine while more than half a million people of the country have fled.
Talks between Russian and Ukrainian authorities began on the Belarusian Border on Monday as Russia continues to face deepening economic isolation.