Thailand backs UN resolution calling for end to violence in Ukraine
Thailand on Friday joined the majority of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) members in passing a resolution that called for an end to the violence in Ukraine.
Russia invaded Ukraine a month ago and thousands of lives have been lost since then.
The resolution received 140 votes, calling for an end to the violence, respect for international humanitarian laws, access for aid, and protection of civilians in Ukraine.
Thailand is among seven Asean countries that voted in favour, five countries (Russia, Syria, North Korea, Eritrea and Belarus) voted against and 38 countries (including Vietnam, China, India and Iran) abstained.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) leaders virtually on Thursday, accusing Russia of launching phosphorus bomb attacks in the country.
Zelensky also warned that Russia's neighbouring countries are in danger.
Before casting the vote, Supark Prongthura, Thailand's ambassador and charge d'affaires to the United Nations, made the following statement: