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Russia suspended from UN Human Rights Council over Ukraine

Russia has described the move as an "unfriendly gesture" and said there will be consequences for bilateral ties, according to reports.

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United Nations: In a huge development, Russia, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, was on Thursday suspended from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over its invasion of Ukraine.

The UN General Assembly voted to adopt the resolution, with 93 countries supporting the resolution, while 58 countries, including India, abstained, and 24 countries voted against the resolution.

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Russia has described the move as an “unfriendly gesture” and said there will be consequences for bilateral ties, according to reports.

Because Russia is a permanent member of the UN Security Council and cannot be removed, suspending it from the UNHRC is seen as a significant way for the UN to show its disapproval of Russia’s actions in Ukraine. 

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