China votes against IAEA resolution on Ukraine

Beijing/The Hague/Moscow, March 3 (UNI/Sputnik): China at the meeting of Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) voted against the resolution sponsored by Canada and Poland on the nuclear security in Ukraine, the Permanent Mission of China in Vienna said on Thursday.

“At today’s IAEA BoG meeting, China voted against Canada and Poland’s resolution on safety, security & safeguards implications of situation in Ukraine,” the mission tweeted.


According to the Permanent Representative of China in Vienna, Wang Qun, the resolution goes beyond the mandate of the IAEA and contains many politicized elements that harm the independence of the IAEA as a professional international organization.

Meanwhile, an advance team of experts from the International Criminal Court has departed for Ukraine to investigate possible war crimes, ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan said on Thursday.

On the same day, Russia defended the attack on Ukraine by saying the authorities in Kiev use prohibited methods of warfare and violate international law, as a result, bringing the country to the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe.

The head of the National Defence Control Center, Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, said terrorist actions of nationalists in Ukraine were recorded, including holding citizens of India, Vietnam, China and other countries by force, opening fire at them.

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