India abstains from UNSC vote condemning Russia | India News

NEW DELHI: While still “deeply disturbed” by the situation in UkraineIndia on Friday joined China, Brazil and Gabon in abstaining on a UNSC resolution condemning the “illegal” referendums held by Russia annexed four regions of Ukraine, and called on Moscow to withdraw its troops unconditionally from the country.
Drop some procedural votes, witness India against Moscow to allow the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy To deal with virtually the UN, India’s “consistent” stance towards Ukraine saw it abstain from all UN resolutions condemning Russia’s actions in Ukraine, as well as other issues. other related to Ukraine. India abstained more than a dozen times when many considered it in favor of Moscow, but it also maintained and reminded Russia, along with the global order based on the UN Charter, international law. and respect for sovereignty and territory. integrity of all states.
This was reiterated in India’s interpretation of the Indian ambassador’s vote Ruchira Kamboj who also reiterated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for an immediate end to hostilities and a return to dialogue and diplomacy. While the West praised Modi’s recent speech to the President Vladimir Putin that this is not the age of war, Russian Ambassador to India Denis Alipov asserted that there has been no change in India’s position and that Western leaders have made Modi’s remarks in line with their interests. their benefit.
Notably, India’s Brics partner Brazil, which had previously voted to condemn Russia’s actions, also abstained. The resolution condemning the referendum, which called on states not to recognize the altered status of Ukrainian territory, was vetoed by Russia. Even so, it will be continued by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) within the next 10 days as provided by a previously adopted resolution to allow all UN member states to scrutinize any any use of the veto.
In his remarks after the vote, Kamboj warned against escalating rhetoric or tension saying it would benefit no one. “It is important to find ways to get back to the negotiating table. In view of the whole developing situation, India has decided to abstain from this resolution,” she said.
India did not directly mention the referendums, but Mr. Kamboj said India was extremely worried by recent developments in Ukraine.
Ms. Kamboj said: “The Prime Minister of India has also stressed that this cannot be an age of war. Therefore, we sincerely hope to resume peace talks soon to bring about a ceasefire and conflict resolution”. the parties make every effort to put an immediate end to violence and hostilities.
The government once again stressed that dialogue is the only answer to resolving differences and disputes, however that can be difficult at this time. “The path to peace requires us to keep all diplomatic channels open. India’s position has been clear and consistent from the outset of this conflict. The uphold global order is based on principles of the Charter of the United Nations, international law and respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations,” she said.


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