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Russia Ukraine War Crisis Live: The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday suspended Russia from the UN Human Rights Council over reports of ‘gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights’ by invading troops Russians in Ukraine. The US-led push garnered 93 votes in favour, while 24 countries voted no and 58 countries abstained. India abstained at the UNGA on a vote proposed by the United States to suspend Russia from the United Nations Human Rights Council.
The Russian Embassy in India on Thursday expressed its sorrow over Bucha’s attack in Ukraine and said, “Bucha’s heinous attack brings back nightmares of Nazi crimes during World War II. This aroused revulsion and condemnation in Russia, India and around the world. He also said Russia was firmly committed to bringing those involved in this outrageous act of war crime to justice.
Meanwhile, the mayor of Mariupol on Wednesday put the number of civilians killed there at more than 5,000, as Ukraine gathered evidence of Russian atrocities in the crumbling outskirts of kyiv and prepared for what could become a decisive battle for control of the industrial east of the country, according to AP.
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The United States on Wednesday announced a new round of sanctions targeting Russian financial institutions, as well as Kremlin officials and their family members, following mounting global accusations of Russian war crimes in Ukraine, Reuters reported. . The measures include banning new investment in Russia, punishing adult children of Russian President Vladimir Putin and family members of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. A senior administration official told reporters that if Putin were to change course in Ukraine, sanctions could slow and possibly reverse.