Voicing “deep concern” over the escalation of rigidity after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops into japanese Ukraine, India has instructed the UN Security Council that the immediate precedence is de-escalation of tensions and mentioned it was satisfied that this concern can solely be resolved by means of diplomatic dialogue.
President Putin on Monday signed decrees to recognise Ukraine’s areas of “Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics” as “independent”.
Addressing an emergency assembly of the UN Security Council on Ukraine on Monday, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti mentioned, “we have been closely following the evolving developments relating to Ukraine, including developments along the eastern border of Ukraine and the related announcement by the Russian Federation. The escalation of tension along the border of Ukraine with the Russian Federation is a matter of deep concern. These developments have the potential to undermine peace and security of the region,” he mentioned.
India known as for “restraint on all sides” and harassed that the immediate precedence is “de-escalation of tensions” making an allowance for the reputable safety pursuits of all nations and aimed in direction of securing long run peace and stability within the area and past. Following Putin’s resolution, the UN Security Council, below Russia’s Presidency for the month, held an emergency open briefing known as for by Ukraine.
India strongly emphasised the “vital need for all sides” to keep up worldwide peace and safety by exercising the utmost restraint and intensifying diplomatic efforts to make sure that a mutually amicable answer is arrived on the earliest. “We are convinced that this issue can only be resolved through diplomatic dialogue. We need to give space to the recent initiatives undertaken by parties which seek to diffuse tensions,” Tirumurti mentioned, including that on this context, New Delhi welcomes the extreme efforts underway, together with by way of the Trilateral Contact Group and below the Normandy format.
“We need Parties to exert greater efforts to bridge divergent interests. We cannot afford to have a military escalation,” Tirumurti mentioned.
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