India called for an immediate de-escalation of tensions between Russia and Ukraine and warned that the situation could escalate into a major crisis as soon as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced his decision to launch a “military operation” in eastern Ukraine. Is in danger.
The 15-nation UN Security Council held an emergency meeting in Ukraine late Wednesday, the second meeting this week and the fourth since January 31 as tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated.
As the UNSC meeting was underway, during which UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made a direct appeal to Putin to “stop his troops from invading Ukraine”, the Russian leader announced a military operation in eastern Ukraine.
India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti told the Council that New Delhi had called for an immediate de-escalation of tensions at the Council meeting on Ukraine only two days ago and to continue and focus on addressing all issues relating to the situation. Emphasis was placed on diplomacy. ,
They said, “However, we note with regret that the call of the international community to give time to the recent initiatives by the Parties to de-escalate tensions has not been heeded. The situation is in danger of escalating into a major crisis,” he said. is,” he said.
India expressed its “deep concern” over the developments which, if not handled carefully, could undermine the peace and security of the region.
India called for immediate de-escalation and refrained from any further action that could have contributed to the worsening of the situation.
“We believe that the solution lies in continued diplomatic dialogue between the parties concerned. In the meantime, we emphasize the vital need for all parties to maintain international peace and security while exercising utmost restraint,” he said.
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