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Madagascar. Licenziato il ministro degli esteri che ha votato contro la Russia.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2022-10-23.

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                         Il presidente del Madagascar ha licenziato il suo ministro degli Esteri per aver votato alle Nazioni Unite la condanna dei referendum organizzati dalla Russia per annettere quattro regioni parzialmente occupate dell’Ucraina. Dei 193 membri dell’Assemblea Generale, 143 Paesi hanno votato a favore di una risoluzione che riaffermava anche la sovranità, l’indipendenza, l’unità e l’integrità territoriale dell’Ucraina all’interno dei suoi confini internazionalmente riconosciuti. Il ministro Richard Randriamandrato è stato licenziato per essere stato uno di quelli che hanno votato a favore.

                         L’invasione dell’Ucraina da parte della Russia quest’anno ha messo molti Paesi africani in una posizione diplomatica scomoda. Molti hanno una storia complicata di relazioni con l’Occidente e l’ex Unione Sovietica, nonché importanti legami economici con la Russia. Hanno in gran parte evitato di prendere posizione sulla guerra, frustrando alcune nazioni occidentali.

                         Fino alla scorsa settimana, il Madagascar si è sempre astenuto durante le varie votazioni sulle risoluzioni relative alla crisi in Ucraina. Il governo ha parlato di neutralità e non allineamento sull’argomento. Diciotto dei 35 Paesi che si sono astenuti nella votazione della scorsa settimana erano africani. Russia, Bielorussia, Corea del Nord, Siria e Nicaragua hanno votato contro la risoluzione.

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«Madagascar’s president has fired his foreign affairs minister for voting at the United Nations to condemn Russian-organised referendums to annex four partially-occupied regions in Ukraine. Of the 193-member General Assembly, 143 countries voted in support of a resolution that also reaffirmed the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders. Minister Richard Randriamandrato was sacked for being one of those who voted in support.»

«Russia’s invasion of Ukraine this year has put many African countries in an awkward diplomatic position. Many have a complicated history of relations with the West and the former Soviet Union as well as important economic ties to Russia. They have largely avoided taking sides over the war, frustrating some Western nations.»

«Until last week, Madagascar always abstained during the various votes on resolutions related to the crisis in Ukraine. The government spoke of neutrality and non-alignment on the subject. Eighteen of the 35 countries to abstain on last week’s vote were African. Russia, Belarus, North Korea, Syria and Nicaragua voted against the resolution»

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Madagascar minister fired for voting against Russia’s Ukraine annexation

Antananarivo, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Madagascar’s president has fired his foreign affairs minister for voting at the United Nations to condemn Russian-organised referendums to annex four partially-occupied regions in Ukraine, two sources at the president’s office said.

Last Wednesday, the U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to condemn what it said was Russia’s “attempted illegal annexation” of the four regions in Ukraine and called on all countries not to recognise the move.

Of the 193-member General Assembly, 143 countries voted in support of a resolution that also reaffirmed the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders.

Two senior officials at President Andriy Rajoelina’s office told Reuters minister Richard Randriamandrato was sacked for being one of those who voted in support.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine this year has put many African countries in an awkward diplomatic position. Many have a complicated history of relations with the West and the former Soviet Union as well as important economic ties to Russia.

They have largely avoided taking sides over the war, frustrating some Western nations.

Until last week, Madagascar always abstained during the various votes on resolutions related to the crisis in Ukraine. The government spoke of neutrality and non-alignment on the subject.

Randriamandrato declined to comment.

Eighteen of the 35 countries to abstain on last week’s vote were African. Russia, Belarus, North Korea, Syria and Nicaragua voted against the resolution.

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