India Abstains In UN On Resolution Condemning Russia’s Referenda


United Nations: India has abstained in the UN General Assembly on a draft resolution that condemned Russia’s “illegal” referenda and attempts to annex parts of Ukraine, saying its decision is “consistent” with its “well thought out” national position and calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities and an urgent return to the path of dialogue and diplomacy.

The 193-member General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to condemn Russia’s “illegal so-called referendums in regions within the internationally recognised borders of Ukraine and the attempted illegal annexation of the Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhia regions of Ukraine, following the organisation of the above-mentioned referendums”.

The resolution ‘Territorial integrity of Ukraine: defending the principles of the Charter of the United Nations’ was adopted with 143 nations voting in favour, Russia, Belarus, North Korea, Syria, and Nicaragua voting against, and 35 countries, including India, abstaining.

Comments are closed.