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Somalia was one of 140 countries to criticise Russia's intervention in Ukraine at the United Nations.
Somalia joined 140 other countries around the world in criticising Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, amid mounting international pressure on Moscow to cease the conflict.
The 141 votes were enough to pass the two-thirds threshold, signalling a worldwide outcry against Russia and President Vladimir Putin, who has defined the invasion as a "special operation" to "pacify" Ukraine and eliminate "Nazi" elements.
The historic vote, which took place for the first time in 40 years, condemned Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24 and has resulted in hundreds of deaths and property destruction.
Tanzania, South Sudan, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Congo, Burundi, Algeria, and the Central African Republic were the only African countries to vote against the motion, while Tanzania, South Sudan, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Congo, Burundi, Algeria, and the Central African Republic abstained.
Meanwhile, European countries and the United States have stepped up sanctions against Moscow, putting the Russian economy in jeopardy.
The draft text, which was placed under silence procedure on 20 May, welcomed the conclusion of the electoral process.