More than 20,000 Indians live in Ukraine, their well-being is a priority for us: India at the UNSC meet
The escalation of tension along the Russian-Ukrainian border is a matter of deep concern and the developments have the potential to undermine peace and security in the region, India told the UN Security Council , calling for restraint from all parties.
At the UNSC emergency meeting, India issued a statement saying “the welfare of Indians is a priority”.
“The safety and security of civilians is essential. Over 20,000 Indian students and nationals live and study in different parts of Ukraine. India to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti, at the UNSC meeting on Ukraine, according to ANI.
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“We have been closely following developments regarding Ukraine, including developments along Ukraine’s eastern border and the related announcement from the Russian Federation.
“The escalation of tension along Ukraine’s border with the Russian Federation is a matter of deep concern. These developments have the potential to undermine peace and security in the region,” Tirumurti said during the briefing. an emergency meeting of the UNSC on the situation in Ukraine on Monday evening. .
India called for restraint on all sides.
“The immediate priority is the de-escalation of tensions taking into account the legitimate security interests of all countries and aimed at ensuring long-term peace and stability in the region and beyond,” Tirumurti said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered forces to “keep the peace” in breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine, hours after the Kremlin recognized the region’s independence. The announcement raised fears that an invasion is imminent, if not already underway.
The Kremlin decree, spelled out in an order signed by Putin, did not specify when, or even if, the troops would enter Ukraine. But it brought swift promises of new sanctions from the United States and other Western nations and underscored the daunting challenges they face in avoiding a military conflict they have described as almost inevitable.
(With contributions from the agency)
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