For First Time Ever, India Votes In opposition to Russia Over Ukraine at UN
India for the primary time on Wednesday voted towards Russia throughout a “procedural vote” on the United Nations Safety Council on Ukraine, because the 15-member highly effective UN physique invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to handle a gathering by way of a video tele-conference.
That is for the primary time that India has voted towards Russia on the difficulty of Ukraine, after the Russian army motion started in February. Up to now, New Delhi has abstained on the UN Safety Council on Ukraine, a lot to the annoyance of the Western powers led by the USA.
Western nations, together with the US, have imposed main financial and different sanctions on Russia following the aggression.
India has not criticised Russia for its aggression towards Ukraine. New Delhi has repeatedly known as upon the Russian and Ukrainian sides to return to the trail of diplomacy and dialogue, and likewise expressed its help for all diplomatic efforts to finish the battle between the 2 international locations.
India at present is a non-permanent member of the UNSC for a two-year time period, which ends in December.