UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 24, 2023
From our Overseas Bureau
India has abstained in the United Nations’ General Assembly on a resolution that underscored the need to reach comprehensive, just and lasting peace in Ukraine, as it questioned whether the world was anywhere near a possible solution acceptable to both Moscow and Kyiv a year into the Ukrainian conflict.
India was among the 32 nations that abstained as 193-member General Assembly adopted the resolution Principles of the Charter of the United Nations underlying a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in Ukraine, put forward by Ukraine and its supporters.
The non-binding resolution, which received 141 votes in favour and seven against, underscored the need to reach, as soon as possible, a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in Ukraine in line with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
In the Explanation of Vote after the resolution was adopted, India’s Permanent Representative to U.N., Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said that as the General Assembly marks a year of the Ukrainian conflict, it is important that we ask ourselves a few pertinent questions.
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