External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar was among a group of ministers, heads of government and representatives at the UN Security Council who on September 22 expressed their concern over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
While he did not specifically name Russia, unlike representatives from many other countries, Mr Jaishankar said the conflict was a matter of “grave concern” to the global community.
“The outlook for the future appears to be even more troubling,” he said a day after the Russian president. Vladimir Putin announces partial mobilization of 300,000 potential fighters and the threat of nuclear action. The conflict has also put the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant at risk of damage, a matter raised by several speakers at the meeting on 22 September.
“The nuclear issue is a particular concern,” said Mr. Jaishankar. Distant regions – particularly in the global south – were feeling the effects of the conflict, he said, as he highlighted the lack of food and fuel.
“That’s why we should not introduce measures that further complicate the struggling global economy,” he said.
“And that is why India reiterates the need for an immediate end to all hostilities and a return to dialogue and diplomacy,” he said, reiterating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement to Mr Putin last week in Samarkand at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit. Repeatingly said, “Now is not the era of war”,
Later in his speech, he said again, that the need now was to “end this conflict in Ukraine and return to the negotiating table”.
Mr Jaishankar also said that even during the conflict, violation of human rights and international law was not acceptable.
“Where any such act takes place, it is imperative that it be investigated in an impartial and independent manner. This was the position we took in relation to Murders in Buchan,” he said, referring to a massacre in a suburb of Ukraine that unfolded in March 2022. Russia denied being responsible, saying the bodies were kept in Buka after the Russians vacated the area. was gone. new York Times Investigation Using satellite images it was concluded that the bodies were present weeks before the Russians left Buka.
A few days ago a Ukrainian official said that most of the 146 bodies had been removed from here. Izium – a city in the east of Ukraine that was previously under Russian control They were civilians and some had marks of torture.
“Politics should never provide cover to evade accountability, nor should it really facilitate impunity. Sadly, when it comes to banning some of the most feared terrorists in the world, we have Saw it in the same room.’ UNSC’s 1267 Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee approves Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Sajid Mir.
Mr Jaishankar said the council should consider the signals it was sending “serious acts” without punishment and that credibility needed to be sustained.
Speaking earlier at the meeting, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that nuclear states must commit to not using nuclear weapons. He also criticized the plans of the authorities in Ukrainian government-controlled Ukrainian territory for a referendum to join Russia.
“The occupation of a state’s territory as a result of any threat or use of force by another state is a violation of the United Nations Charter and international law,” he said. Mr Guterres described the report of an investigation into abuse in the conflict zone by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights as “a list of brutality”.