India abstains from a UN resolution against Russia, while Moscow Vetoes

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Khushi Doshi

Published On:- February 26, 2022 at 10:26 IST

On Friday, Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution that harshly criticized the country’s military intervention in Ukraine. The resolution insisted that all military units must leave Ukraine immediately.

The motion, co-written by the United States and Albania, was supported by 11 of the 15 Nations, with India, China, and the United Arab Emirates abstaining. Because of Moscow’s veto power as a permanent member of the country, the resolution was doomed from the start.

Eleven of the council’s fifteen members voted in favour of the motion, which was co-written by the United States and Albania. China, India, and the United Arab Emirates all voted no.

The debate provides a vital option for the chamber to condemn President Vladimir Putin’s choice to start a massive fight against Russia’s neighbor.

Following the vote, US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield stated, “Let me make one thing clear. Russia, you have the right to veto this resolution, but you cannot veto our voices, the truth, our principles, or the Ukrainian people.” Make no mistake about it: Russia is secluded. It has no assistance for the intrusion of Ukraine, according to Barbara Woodward, Britain’s UN ambassador. We owe it to ourselves to not turn away. Greenfield stated, “At the very least, we have an obligation to object.”

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