The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday dismissed a UN resolution declaring Crimea's referendum invalid as "counterproductive" and called on the international community to help stabilize the situation in Ukraine, RIA reports.
"The counterproductive initiative of the General Assembly's resolution only complicates efforts to stabilize the domestic political crisis in Ukraine," the ministry said, calling on officials to respect the results of the Crimean vote.
The UN General Assembly has passed a resolution on the "territorial integrity of Ukraine" declaring Crimea's recent secession vote invalid.
One hundred countries voted in favor of the resolution, with 11 against and 58 abstaining.
The 11 that opposed the resolution were Armenia, Belarus, Bolivia, Cuba, North Korea, Nicaragua, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.