YEREVAN, March 28. /ARKA/. Armenia voted against the resolution of UN General Assembly saying the recent referendum in Crimea has no legal effect.
The resolution garnered 100 votes in favor, 11 votes against, with 58 abstentions. Among the members that voted against were also Belarus, Bolivia, Cuba, China, Nicaragua, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Zimbabwe, Novosti-Armenia reported referring to RIA Novosti.
Russia's ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, said "the fact that almost half" of the UN General Assembly members had not supported the resolution was "a very encouraging trend and I think this trend will become stronger and stronger", the BBC reported.
The two-page text of the decision describes the referendum as “having no validity” and calls on countries not to recognize the redrawing of Ukraine’s borders. –0--