21 Oct 2022

Ukraine: who supports Russia and why?

As Putin’s war in Ukraine rages on some countries still support Russia, but why?

Last week, the United Nations General Assembly held a vote to condemn Russia’s illegal annexation of four regions in Ukraine. The resolution was supported by 143 countries but four voted against and 35 abstained.

As bombs reigned down on Ukrainian cities and killed civilians, why is it that 39 nations either still support Russia, or remain neutral in this war?

Today, our International Editor Lindsey Hilsum tells us about the countries that still back Moscow and explains whether any of them are beginning to change their minds as the war doesn’t go to plan for Putin.

Sources: United Nations

Producer: Freya Pickford


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