93 states voted in favor of suspending Russia's participation in the UN Human Rights Council, 24 voted against, and 58 abstained.
< p>UN General Assembly Suspends Russia's Membership in HRC
Moscow responded by announcing its decision to leave the organization on 7 April. Algeria, Belarus, Bolivia, Burundi, Central African Republic, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cuba, North Korea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mali, Nicaragua, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan voted against , Vietnam, Zimbabwe. In March, five countries voted against a resolution calling for an immediate end to the military operation in Ukraine. “The Russian Federation made a conscious decision to withdraw early from the UN Human Rights Council on April 7, 2022,” — announced on the same day the permanent representative of Russia to the UN office in Geneva, Gennady Gatilov (it is in Geneva that the work of the UNHRC takes place). Related materials At the same time, Serbia voted to suspend Russia's participation. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic explained that the position was due to Western pressure and blackmail. “Serbia — the only country in Europe that has not imposed sanctions against Russia. As for today's vote, our initial decision was to abstain, and then you get a lot of pressure that has nothing to do with personal pressure… They don’t blackmail me personally, but they blackmail Serbia, — the head of state pointed out on the air of PTC, they write IZ.RU. Human Rights Council — an international human rights body within the UN system that replaced the Commission on Human Rights. It is a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly.