45 countries voted for the draft resolution proposed by Russia, 46 voted against, and 78 countries abstained from voting.
Before the vote, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyansky, stated that the INF Treaty was the guarantor of international security and stability and called for voting to preserve the treaty, since its termination would have serious consequences. In turn, US officials called for a vote against the Russian resolution. At the same time, the American side accused Russia of violating the terms of the contract. Also before the vote with the prosecution of Russia made Poland and Ukraine. Russia was supported by Austria, Belarus and China.
The withdrawal from the INF Treaty in October was announced by American President Donald Trump. The United States accused Russia of violating the treaty and stated that they were beginning the procedure for withdrawing from the treaty. Later it became known that the United States would not exactly change the decision to withdraw from the treaty.
The INF Treaty, signed in 1987, prohibits the United States and Russia from having ground-based ballistic missiles and cruise missiles with a range from 500 to 5,5 thousands of kilometers.