Russia suspended from UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations’ General Assembly voted on Thursday to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council.

The US-proposed resolution received 93 votes, with 24 countries opposed and 58 abstaining.

US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield had called for Russia to be expelled from the 47-nation body on Monday, calling its participation a “farce,” after videos and photos from the town near Kiev showed dead bodies of what appeared to be civilians.

Ukraine and the US accused Russia of a massacre, which Moscow has vehemently denied.