At the meeting of the Third Committee of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, a resolution to combat the heroism of Nazism and racist ideas was adopted at the initiative of the Russian Federation. It was supported by 125 states, 51 countries abstained, and the delegations of the United States and Ukraine made statements, the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
The Foreign Ministry expressed puzzlement and disappointment over the unwillingness of delegations to oppose extremist ideas.
«The position of the US delegation does not lend itself to rational explanation,» the website of the ministry said. The press service said that countries submitted amendments that radically changed the nature of the initiative, but they were rejected by most of the UN member states, and only Israel and Ukraine supported them.
The Foreign Ministry stressed that the fight against the heroization of Nazism — a debt to future generations, which the participants of the Great Patriotic War sought to «forever rid the horrors of the war.»