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  • UN General Assembly’s Third Committee passed a Russia-proposed resolution condemning attempts to glorify Nazism ideology and denial of German Nazi war crimes. (Photo Reuters)

    UN General Assembly’s Third Committee passed a Russia-proposed resolution condemning attempts to glorify Nazism ideology and denial of German Nazi war crimes. (Photo Reuters)

Published 23 November 2014

The three countries isolated themselves by voting against a Russian-sponsored resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism.

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! 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 resolution voiced concern over the rise of hate and racism crimes around the world, as well as the influence that extremists and fascist political parties are gaining. The resolution also condemned attempts to rehabilitate Nazi collaborators by depicting them as fighters of nationalist resistance movements.

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.


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