UN General Assembly To Hold Emergency Session On Ukraine Oct.10

Ukainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (C) speaks to the press in the town of Bucha, northwest of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, on April 4, 2022. - Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky said on April 3, 2022 the Russian leadership was responsible for civilian killings in Bucha, outside Kyiv, where bodies were found lying in the street after the town was retaken by the Ukrainian army. (Photo by RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP) (Photo by RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)
The UN General Assembly has scheduled an emergency session starting Monday, Oct. 10, to discuss the Russian annexation of four eastern regions in Ukraine.
According to a letter sent by the largest UN body to the 194 member states on Tuesday, there will be a vote on a resolution condemning Moscow’s actions during the deliberations.
 It was unclear whether the vote would take place on Monday or not, considering the potentially high number of speakers.
Russia vetoed a similar draft resolution on Friday in the UN Security Council, the most powerful UN body containing 15 members.
China, India, Brazil and Gabon abstained.
A strong majority was expected to decide in favour of the condemnation in the UN General Assembly vote but the resolution would be judged against two previous outcomes.
In March, the assembly rejected the Russian invasion of Ukraine by a record majority of 141 votes, and following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, 100 member states endorsed a resolution that stressed Ukraine’s territorial integrity.(dpa/NAN)