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The Global South’s lost dream of mediated peace in Ukraine

By Lawrence Freedman

16 Aug 2023 · 14 min read

informed Summary

  1. In the ongoing Russo-Ukraine War, Russia has denied Ukraine support from the Global South through a combination of information and diplomatic campaigns. Many countries in the southern hemisphere have abstained in key United Nations votes and refused to engage with Western sanctions, often due to past connections with Russia and irritation with the West, rather than a lack of sympathy for Ukraine.

_2. _ All Members shall settle their international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered.

_3. _ All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.

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