The UN General Assembly Vote on Crimea: Background and Analysis

Ukrainian Ambassador to the UN Yuriy Serheyev

By Serhiy Sydorenko for Ukrainska Pravda, March 27

On Thursday, March 27, consideration of the Ukrainian question moves to the next level. For the first time a decision on the Crimean crisis will be taken that cannot be vetoed by Russia. However, Ukrainska Pravda (UP) sources believe the voting outcome may not be too positive for Kyiv.

Voting on Ukraine’s resolution in the UN may destroy the myth of unconditional support for Ukraine and demonstrate that Russia remains a powerful lobbyist on the world stage. Unfortunately, these are the realities of international politics.

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