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UN Vote On Russian Annexation In Ukraine: India Abstains

 UN Vote On Russian Annexation In Ukraine: India Abstains

A UN Security Council draft resolution condemning Russia’s “illegal referenda” and annexation of four Ukrainian territories has failed to go through. Russia vetoed it while 10 of the 15 members of the council voted for the resolution. Four countries—India, China, Brazil and Gabon—abstained. The resolution said Russia’s “unlawful actions” with regard to the “illegal so-called referenda” between September 23 and 27 this year in parts of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhya that are under Russia’s temporary control can have “no validity”. India is deeply disturbed by the recent turn of developments in Ukraine, India’s permanent representative to the UN Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said, adding that New Delhi has always advocated that no solution can ever arrive at the cost of human lives. “Dialogue is the only answer to settling differences and disputes, however daunting that may appear at this moment. The path to peace requires us to keep all channels of diplomacy open.”

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