With Russia’s offensive in Ukraine intensifying, India continued to remind Moscow at the United Nations that all member states must not only adhere to the UN Charter, but also respect international law, territorial integrity, and state sovereignty.
The news: India’s permanent representative to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti, in the UNGA, which is expected to vote on a resolution condemning Russian motion on Wednesday, reminded of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis on the same level in his conversations with his counterparts from Romania and Slovakia on Monday.
- Tirumurti made the same point while speaking at a UNSC meeting about the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. He emphasised the importance of ensuring civilian security while providing assistance from India to stranded residents of neighbouring countries and the developing world.
- Tirumurti stated that a critical and urgent humanitarian situation is developing in Ukraine, and that in times of war, India prioritises the safety and well-being of civilians, particularly women, children, and the elderly.
- “We’re of the view that core ideas of humanitarian help ought to be absolutely honoured,” he said, recalling India’s decision to send aid to Ukraine. India stated that it is concerned about the safety of hundreds of Indian citizens, including college students, who are stranded in Ukraine, and that its evacuation efforts have been hampered by developments on the ground at border crossings.
- “On condition that the protection of Indians is of paramount significance to my authorities, senior ministers from the federal government of India are being deployed as particular envoys to Ukraine’s neighbouring nations.”
- “We thank them for his or her cooperation at this troublesome time. We stand prepared to assist these from our neighbours and growing nations who’re additionally stranded in Ukraine and should search for help. We additionally help all UN humanitarian efforts,” he said.