Singapore’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations building in New York lit up in the colours of the Ukrainian flag, with the windows of the building being tinted in blue and yellow in a show of solidarity with Ukraine.
The UN Ambassador of Ukraine, Sergiy Kyslytsya, tweeted a photo of himself standing in front of Singapore’s UN building and captioning his photo “Majulah Singapura”, as he commended the display of solidarity by Singapore.
” ‘Majulah Singapura’ – ‘Onward Singapore’ and only Onward!!!
It’s a defining for the UN! United we vote yea! (SIC)”
‘Majulah Singapura' – ‘Onward Singapore' and only Onward!!! Amazing display of solidarity by @SingaporeUN with Ukraine! And we are many in @UN to defend the Charter, to make the voice of UNGA heard, to stop the war in Ukraine. It’s a defining for the UN! United we vote yea! pic.twitter.com/o1Z077kLBC— Sergiy Kyslytsya (@SergiyKyslytsya) March 2, 2022
Majority of UN members voted for Russia’s withdrawal
The United Nations General Assembly held an emergency meeting on 2 March, during which they demanded Moscow to withdraw their military forces from Ukraine and for the fighting to stop.
141 out of the UN’s 193 members voted yes (including Singapore), while 5 countries voted in support of Russia (Russia, North Korea, Belarus, Syria, and Eritrea).
35 other countries didn’t participate in the voting.
Singapore’s ambassador to the UN, Burhan Gafoor, tweeted that Singapore voted yes, calling it a “resounding vote” for “international law and for peace”, adding that “it is time to stop the violence”.