Diplomats praised the blocking of the UN resolution on combating coronavirus

United Nations, April 23 – RIA Novosti. The country did not support in the UN General Assembly the Russian draft resolution on combating the epidemic of the coronavirus demonstrated a politicized approach, said in comments published on the website of the permanent mission of Russia to the organization.

blocking a resolution calling for the weakening of the sanctions regime previously announced by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba.

As noted by the Russian Embassy, April 22, a group of Western countries and their supporters in States prevented the Russia-proposed draft of the UN Declaration on solidarity in fighting the coronavirus. Co-authors of the project were 34 countries of the United Nations.

the permanent mission pointed out that the draft resolution had set itself the task to encourage the world community to show solidarity in the face of a pandemic, particularly in relation to supporting developing countries. The document advocated the rejection of the use of unilateral economic sanctions against developing countries.

the draft resolution also focused on the importance of universal health coverage, increasing production of medicines and their availability. The text stated the need to support international financial institutions to countries in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. The draft resolution had condemned racism and xenophobia in the context of the fight against infection.

the world health organization on 11 March announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest world health organization, worldwide there were more than 2.47 million infections, more than 169 thousand people died.

Current data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.