07 June 2023,   13:46
UNSC rejects Russian resolution on Nord Stream

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) rejected the Russian-Chinese resolution for the creation of a commission to investigate the Nord Stream explosions.

The resolution fell short of the nine votes needed for passage as it had the support of 3 countries, zero votes against, and 12 abstentions.

Support came from Russia, China, and Brazil. Albania, UK, Gabon, Ghana, Malta, Mozambique, United Arab Emirates, U.S., France, Switzerland, Ecuador, and Japan abstained.

In relation to the Nord Steam pipeline explosions in September 2022, Russia"s envoy to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, said that “within these investigations, an attempt is being made not to clarify what happened with acts of sabotage, but to hide evidence and clean up the scene of the crime”.