Russia backs UN declaration against HIV/AIDS but warns of problematic provisions pushed by Western governments

While Russia supports

While Russia supports the goal of ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic by 2030, as the UN General Assembly declared, the way to do so is not through usurpations of power or legalizing prostitution and drug use, Moscow has warned.

Russia ultimately backed the political resolution of the General Assembly on HIV/AIDS, adopted on Tuesday, but only after a number of “controversial and contradictory” concepts were removed, Moscow’s permanent mission to the UN said on Wednesday.

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