Within the vote for UN Safety Council decision by the US, India abstained because it referred to as for the rapid cessation of hostilities. New Delhi additionally mentioned that dialogue is the one reply to settle disputes.
The decision seemed to “deplore in the strongest terms” “Russia’s aggression” in opposition to Ukraine.
On Friday afternoon, the 15-nation Safety Council voted on the draft decision by the US and Albania.
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It was co-sponsored by a “cross-regional” group of 67 UN member states, together with Estonia, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Georgia, Germany, Romania and the UK.
China, India and the UAE abstained on the decision. It acquired 11 votes in favour by Brazil, France, Ghana, Eire, Mexico, Norway, Kenya, Albania, Gabon, the UK and the US.
The decision was lastly blocked as everlasting member Russia, and President of the Safety Council for the month of February, used its veto.
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“India is deeply disturbed by the recent turn of developments in Ukraine. We urge that all efforts are made for the immediate cessation of violence and hostilities,” India’s Everlasting Consultant to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti mentioned.
“Dialogue is the only answer to settling differences and disputes, however, daunting that may appear at this moment. It is a matter of regret that the path of diplomacy was given up. We must return to it. For all these reasons, India has chosen to abstain on this resolution,” Tirumurti added.
Tirumurti additionally mentioned that India is “deeply concerned” concerning the welfare and safety of the Indian group, which incorporates numerous Indian college students, in Ukraine.
(With inputs from businesses)