Underlining that “rhetoric or escalation of tensions is in no one’s interest” and that it is “important that avenues are found to return to the negotiating table”, India on Saturday said at a UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting. participated in the motion, which would have been condemned Announces “illegal referendum” of Moscow and its annexation of four Ukrainian territories as invalid. Russia vetoed the UNSC resolution.
The UNSC could not accept the resolution because Russia – a permanent member of the UN Security Council – vetoed it. It was supported by 10 of the 15 council members, while China, Gabon, India and Brazil did not participate.
Addressing the Council after the vote, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj said: “India is deeply disturbed by the recent developments in Ukraine. We have always advocated that nothing should ever be done at the cost of human lives. The solution cannot be found.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed treaties on Friday to illegally annex Ukrainian territory in a sharp escalation of his seven-month offensive. The President of Ukraine responded with a surprise application to join the NATO military alliance.
Putin’s land grab and President Volodymyr Zelensky’s signature on what he said is an “expedited” NATO membership application sent the two leaders swiftly on a collision course, cranking up fears of a full-blown conflict between Russia and the West. doing.
Putin vowed to defend Ukraine’s newly annexed territories by “all available means”, a renewed nuclear-backed threat at the Kremlin signing ceremony, where he accused the United States and its allies of seeking Russia’s annihilation. He launched a fierce attack against the West.
Zelensky then held a signing ceremony of his own in Kyiv, releasing a video of him putting pen to paper, saying it was a formal NATO membership request.