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Ukraine war: UN votes in favour of suspending Russia from Human Rights Council

An elderly woman walks by an apartment building destroyed in the Russian shelling in Borodyanka, Ukraine, Wednesday, April 6, 2022
An elderly woman walks by an apartment building destroyed in the Russian shelling in Borodyanka, Ukraine, Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Copyright AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky
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By Alasdair SandfordAP, AFP, Reuters
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The vote to oust Russia from the UN's leading human rights body on Thursday was 93-24 with 58 abstentions.

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Russia's war in Ukraine is taking on a new dimension with growing evidence of human rights atrocities by Vladimir Putin's troops, accused of killing civilians in cold blood as they retreated from the Kyiv region.

Despite Moscow denying the accusations, there are fears similar massacres could be discovered in the coming days.

Ukraine is calling for more weapons from NATO and stronger Western sanctions against Russia.

Follow our latest updates from the war in our blog below, or watch TV coverage in the video player, above.

For a summary of Wednesday's developments, click here.

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