In its sharpest statement on the Russia-Ukraine war, India on Thursday “strongly” called for an end to armed conflict and said the situation was a matter of “deep concern”.
Speaking at the United Nations Security Council, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said, “The trajectory of the Ukraine conflict is an issue of deep concern to the entire international community. The outlook looks real. worrying.”
“India is forcefully reiterating the need for an immediate end to all hostilities and a return to dialogue and diplomacy. Obviously, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized, this cannot be the era. war,” he said.
“Even in conflict situations, violations of human rights or international law cannot be justified,” he said. “When any such acts occur, they are bound to be investigated in an appropriate manner,” he said. objective and independent”.
The 15-member body briefing, chaired by France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Europe Catherine Colonna, was held on Thursday as world leaders gathered at UN headquarters for the session. 77th High Level of the United Nations General Assembly.
Speaking at the Council meeting were United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and UK Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs, Prosperity and Development. Commonwealth and Development James Cleverly and the Foreign Ministers of other UNSC members .
Mr Jaishankar told the Council that in a globalized world, the impact of conflict is being felt even in remote areas.
“We have all experienced its consequences of rising costs and real shortages of grain, fertilizer and fuel….
With Moscow among its most important partners, India has yet to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and it maintains that the crisis must be resolved through diplomacy and dialogue.
On Wednesday, Mr. Jaishankar met Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at the United Nations headquarters here and confirmed he was of India’s main position to insist on ending all hostilities and returning to dialogue and diplomatic.