The head of the United States Department of State, Mike Pompeo, commented on the election of Russia, China and Cuba to the UN Human Rights Council.
"The election of China, Russia and Cuba to the UN Human Rights Council confirms Washington's decision to leave the Council in 2018 and use other opportunities to protect and promote universal human rights," he wrote on Twitter.
On the eve of the UN General Assembly plenary session, Russia was elected a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Russian Federation was supported by secret ballot by 158 member countries of the organization. The council also includes 15 countries, including China, Cuba, France, Pakistan and Ukraine.
The approved composition will begin work on January 1, 2021, and its powers will last until early 2024.