India and China abstained from voting in the UN Security Council (UNSC) to oppose Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. UN Security Council calls on Russia to suspend uranium enrichment Eleven countries voted in favor of the resolution in the UN Security Council on Friday. Russia vetoed the proposal. India, China and the United Arab Emirates abstained. TS Thirumurthy, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said “India is deeply concerned about the recent developments in Ukraine. We call for an immediate end to hostilities and violence. “. It is not possible to reach a solution in exchange for human life. It is very disappointing that the path of diplomatic talks has been blocked. We must return to the path of diplomacy. That is why India has decided to abstain from voting.
On Monday night, the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine (collectively called Donbass) as independent states. It was later reported that Russian troops had infiltrated the two areas to help pro-Moscow separatist groups. An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council was called for Tuesday. The United States and the European Union have called the Putin government’s decision a “blow to Ukraine’s sovereignty.” The countries said they would impose financial sanctions on Russia and take other steps.
But the Narendra Modi government did not join the decision of the western countries including America. Instead, Tirumurthy called for resolving the Ukraine crisis through renegotiation. “The situation is worrying,” he said. We must now take steps to achieve lasting peace and stability, taking into account the legitimate interests of all countries, “he said, referring to the 2014-15 Minsk agreement. That agreement on Ukraine has not yet been implemented.
“India would welcome discussions on a group of OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) member states from Europe, Russia, Ukraine and Germany,” he said, adding that Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France India is also in favor of Normandy level talks. “In the current context, constructive diplomacy is the only way forward,” Tirumurthy said.
India reiterated its concerns to the UN Security Council after Putin announced a military operation in Ukraine on Thursday. “The Security Council met two days ago and discussed the situation,” Tirumurthy said. We called for a speedy reduction of tensions and for effective and rational diplomacy to address all issues related to the situation. But sadly, there has been no response to recent international efforts to defuse tensions. “