The resolution, introduced by Malta on Wednesday, also called for “corridors throughout the Gaza Strip for a sufficient number of days” to safeguard civilians, particularly children, ambassador Vanessa Frazier told the Council.
It additionally asked for the unconditional release of captives held in Gaza.
It was adopted by 12 votes in favour, zero against and three abstentions – Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom.
The U.S. and Russia often make the opposite vote, but here they both abstained. Is there a reason why Russia would also abstain? I understand the U.S. doesn't want to make Israel mad, so it didn't decide to go against the resolution since the world wants to pass some kind of resolution to alleviate the situation in Gaza, but I don't understand the reasoning behind Russia decision.