WHO Adopted Resolution on Russian Military Aggression

by Meifan Honcharuk
Thursday, May 25, 2023
WHO Adopted Resolution on Russian Military Aggression

World Health Organiіation condemned Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine

On May 24, WHO representatives assessed the impact of the Russian war on Ukraine in the health sector. It is known that the Western countries made this proposal during the annual assembly of the World Health Organization. According to Reuters, as a result of consideration of the issue, the world organisation adopted a document condemning the actions of Moscow. The resolution was based on the aggressor's conviction for the destruction of medical facilities. This claim was supported by 80 votes, and 9 countries voted against condemning Russia. It is also known that 36 countries were absent at the time of the voting, and 52 abstained.

It is also known that the representative of the Russian Federation to the WHO disagreed with the adopted document and stated the need to recognize the emergency in Ukraine in the health sector. However, that appeal did not mention the reason why some 200 hospitals in Ukraine had already been destroyed and 1.218 damaged. 

World Health Organization rejected the proposal of the representative of the aggressor country.

"We have calculated the average price of all facilities, and now we can talk about the amount of up to $1 billion that is needed to restore medical facilities to the condition in which they were before 24 February," Ukrainian health minister Viktor Liashko reported at the end of winter.

It is worth noting that some hospitals do not have access. Therefore, the Ukrainian side cannot assess the full scale of the destruction and know the level of medical care in the occupied territories.

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