UN General Assembly applauds Ukraine, shuns Russia in tense meeting just hours after deadly missile strikes

Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Sergiy Kyslytsya speaks during a United Nations General Assembly special session at the United Nations headquarters on October 10, 2022 in New York City.
The UN General Assembly on Monday greeted Ukraine’s delegate with applause, according to CNN.
The body met Russia’s ambassador with silence.
The special session came just hours after Russia launched a barrage of attacks across Ukraine.

The United Nations General Assembly gathered for an emergency session on Monday just hours after Russia launched a deadly barrage of missiles across Ukraine, in a tense proxy battle between the two country’s delegates amid the ongoing war.

The special session was scheduled ahead of Russia’s Monday attack, but several countries used the meeting as a platform to voice outrage over the bombardment, which killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens more, according to Ukrainian officials.

Monday’s meeting comes as the body prepares for a vote later…

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