At the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee Friday, the United States, Canada and Ukraine voted against a Russian proposed resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism ideology and denial of German Nazi war crimes.
The resolution was passed, with only these three member states voting against the resolution.
The information was revealed by Aleksey Pushkov, the head of the foreign affairs committee in the State Duma, the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia.
Who is who !! CША, Канада и Украина в изоляции: лишь этa троица проголосовала в ООН против росс.резолюции, осуждающей нацизм.115 стран - за.— Алексей Пушков (@Alexey_Pushkov) November 23, 2014
“Who is who! The U.S., Canada and Ukraine are in isolation: only this trio voted in the UN against the Russia-proposed resolution condemning Nazism,” Pushkov said in a Twitter post, adding that 115 nations supported the initiative.
Meanwhile the Russian Foreign Ministry's human rights ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov said the fact that Ukraine voted against the resolution shows that Kiev authorities condone neo-Nazism.
The proposal was put forward to mark the 51st anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which was signed in November 20,1963.