Bangladesh abstained from voting on UN resolution over the Russia-Ukraine conflict on 2nd March, but voted in favour of Ukraine on another resolution on 24th March. In the said resolution, 140 countries voted in favour of Ukraine, 36 abstained and five voted against.
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen today (on 25th March) attended an event at the Liberation War Museum in the capital marking the National Genocide Day and talked about Bangladesh’s vote in favour of Ukraine. The Minister also clarified the reasons why Bangladesh has sided with Ukraine this time.
The FM said, “Bangladesh has voted for Ukraine for humanitarian reasons. We are always with peace and against war. Bangladesh is well known all over the world as a humanitarian country. The main reason for voting for Ukraine is humanity.
“In any war, civilians are the major victims, and we know that from our experience,” he said. The UN resolution calls for the provision of all kinds of facilities to those who have been tortured and injured in the conflict. We have agreed to this resolution because we want those who have been abused to get all kinds of aids.