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United Nations General Assembly Resolution 68/262
United Nations General Assembly Resolution 68/262 was adopted on March 27, 2014 by the sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly in response to the Russian annexation of Crimea and entitled "Territorial integrity of Ukraine". The non-binding resolution, which was supported by 100 United Nations member states, affirmed the General Assembly's commitment to the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and underscored the invalidity of the 2014 Crimean referendum. Eleven (11) nations voted against the resolution, while 58 abstained, and a further 24 states were absent when the vote took place.
The resolution was introduced by Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine. The adoption of the resolution was preceded by the unsuccessful attempts of the United Nations Security Council, that convened seven sessions to address the Crimean crisis, only to face Russian veto.
- "UN General Assembly adopts resolution affirming Ukraine's territorial integrity". Xinhua. 28 March 2014. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-03/28/c_126325576.htm. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
- "Backing Ukraine’s territorial integrity, UN Assembly declares Crimea referendum invalid". UN. 27 March 2014. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47443&Cr=ukraine&Cr1=#.UzgPNqLRUdw. Retrieved 30 March 2014.