Russia was suspended from the United Nations Human Rights Council yesterday evening, after the voting of the General Assembly of the UN.
The decision comes after Russia allegedly committed war crimes during their ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
The world has shown repulsion in recent days when images emerged of civilian bodies laying in the streets of Bucha, a small town on the outskirts of Kyiv.
Western leaders have been imposing a number of sanctions on Russia since the war began, but the country’s suspension from the Human Rights Council is an even more serious sign of how other nations think of Moscow now.
It is an unprecedented time that brings unprecedented situations. The General Assembly has never made such a decision against a nation that is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
However, Russia’s doings in Ukraine prompted the UN to take the necessary steps to show military actions against civilians will be punished severely.
Russia commented on the suspension as ”illegal” and ”politically motivated”.