Nicaragua joins Cuba and Venezuela in rejecting Russia's suspension at the UN

Nicaragua joins Cuba and Venezuela in rejecting Russia’s suspension at the UN

The regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, like the dictatorships of Cuba and Venezuela, rejected this Friday —through a press release released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs— the expulsion of Russia from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN).

“Any action aimed at excluding or suspending the participation of countries and their governments in the different international organizations constitutes a violation of human rights and an aggression against their peoples, in violation of international law, incompatible with the Charter of the United Nations” , says part of the regime’s press release.

In addition, he warned that he will continue “condemning all forms and modalities of conflagration, being clear that peace and dialogue are the only ways to truly promote the life that all citizens of the planetary community deserve.”

The expulsion of Russia from the Human Rights Council took place this Thursday, April 7, due to the accusations of “serious and systematic violations of human rights”, committed by the Army of that country -under the orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin- against the Ukrainian people. A total of 93 nations voted in favor of the expulsion of the Russian regime, 58 abstained and 24 opposed, including Nicaragua.

On January 23, the Russian regime began large-scale military operations against Ukraine, with artillery and missile bombardments, in addition to the landing of infantry. A week later, the Ortega-Murillo regime, on the 88th anniversary of the assassination of General Augusto C. Sandino, justified the Russian aggression and he even received Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov in the country, who promised – without giving details – an increase in military and commercial cooperation. Subsequently, at the beginning of March, he abstained from voting on the resolution, approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization (UN), in which the Russian-led invasion of Ukraine is condemned.

Cuba and Venezuela

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel also rejected this Friday Russia’s suspension of the UN Human Rights Council and warned that the decision “establishes a dangerous precedent” that “further fuels” the armed conflict in Ukraine.

In addition, he described Russia as an “indispensable country to achieve the effective, fair and peaceful diplomatic solution that the current crisis in Europe urgently requires.”

“The exclusions contribute nothing, on the contrary they damage the credibility and the capacity of the international system to manage peace,” Díaz-Canel continued.

The Venezuelan regime, led by President Nicolás Maduro, also spoke out against the decision made by the UN countries. Foreign Minister Félix Plasencia indicated that they rejected Russia’s suspension and insisted that said decision “affects multilateralism and contravenes the dialogue options that the Government of Venezuela supports.”

“We condemn the application of this resolution that affects multilateralism, as well as the prospects for dialogue that our country actively promotes. This decision breaks down bridges necessary for understanding and seriously threatens security, order and global peace,” said Plasencia.

Russia is the second country suspended from the Human Rights Council since it was created in 2006. Until now, the only precedent was the exclusion of Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya in response to the repression of the 2011 protests.

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