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Russian resolution on Ukraine health emergency fails at WHO – Metro US

Russian resolution on Ukraine health emergency fails at WHO

FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of
FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of the WHO in Geneva

GENEVA (Reuters) – A Russian resolution that expresses concerns about a “health emergency” in Ukraine but makes no reference to its own actions in the country was rejected by a World Health Organization assembly on Thursday.

The proposal brought to the annual assembly by Russia and Syria was rejected with 66 against and 15 in favour with 70 abstentions, the meeting’s president Hiroki Nakatani said.

It closely mirrors the language of the Western-led resolution with both expressing: “grave concerns over the ongoing health emergency in and around Ukraine”. It also condemns attacks on civilians.

(Reporting by Emma Farge and Mrinalika Roy)

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