India’s Actions at UNSC
- India was among four countries that abstained on a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) condemning the so-called referenda organized by Russia across four regions of Ukraine.
- Based on the results of local elections held by the Russian government in Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk, and Donetsk, Russian President Vladimir Putin “annexed” these four districts inside the internationally recognized borders of Ukraine.
- Despite receiving 10 votes in favour, the UNSC resolution sponsored by the United States and Albania rejected by the 15-member Council recently after Russia exercised its veto to stop it.
What is in the resolution?
- The resolution urges Russia to withdraw its military from Ukraine and urges the international community to reject any changes made to Ukraine’s territory.
- At the Friday vote, China, Brazil, and Gabon were the additional nations to abstain.
- According to India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, it decided to abstain from voting on the resolution “taking in view the entirety of the evolving circumstances” (UNPR)
- The global order should be based on the U.N. Charter, international law and the respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity.
- India seeks that the issue should be resolved through peace talks and bring immediate ceasefire.
- Some accuse USA of its double standards, as USA had supported Taiwan when it declared that it would use force to protect its territorial integrity.
- But when it comes to the case of Russia, US is being taking a different stand.
Source The Hindu