Bangladesh abstains from voting on suspending Russia's membership of UN Human Rights Council
Bangladesh has abstained from voting on a resolution to suspend Russia's membership of the UN Human Rights Council in the wake of human rights violations by Russia's military operation in Ukraine.
The UN General Assembly held a session on the issue on Thursday, reported Reuters news agency.
A total of 93 countries, including the United States and European countries, voted in favour of the resolution.
Twenty-four countries including China, Belarus, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Russia, and Vietnam voted against the resolution.
Around 57 countries including Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Malaysia abstained from voting.
The resolution was passed with two-thirds of votes counting only countries that voted for and against the motion.
As a result, Russia's membership of the UN Human Rights Council was suspended.
This is the third resolution brought to the 193-member UN General Assembly since Russia invaded neighbouring Ukraine in February this year.
On March 2, Bangladesh had abstained from voting on a resolution at the UN General Assembly to stop Russia's military strikes in Ukraine and withdraw Russian troops from there.
However, Bangladesh voted in favour of the resolution on the humanitarian issue of Ukraine in the General Assembly on March 24.