Ukraine: India’s approach to the conflict in Ukraine is people-centred: India at the UNSC
“India’s approach to the Ukrainian conflict will continue to be people-centred. We are providing both humanitarian aid to Ukraine and economic support to some of our economically challenged southern neighbors, even as that they face escalating food, fuel and fertilizer prices that have been a consequence of the ongoing conflict,” said Ambassador R Ravindra, Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Security Council during of the United Nations Security Council briefing on Ukraine.
Earlier, India had hoped that the international community would continue to respond positively to the appeal for humanitarian assistance. India has sent humanitarian aid shipments to Ukraine. This humanitarian aid and assistance was in line with the Indian government‘s human-centred approach.
Russia launched its military operation in Ukraine in the last week of February this year, which resulted in a large-scale humanitarian situation. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that despite the uncertain global landscape due to COVID-19, climate change and the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, India continues to project a strong business climate worldwide.
Jaishankar, in his address to the 77th United Nations General Assembly, said, “We stand with those struggling to make ends meet, even as they face escalating costs for food, fuel and fertilizers”.
“It is therefore in our collective interest to work constructively, both within the United Nations and outside, to find a rapid resolution to this conflict,” he added.
India has always maintained since the beginning of the conflict that the world order is anchored in the principles of the United Nations Charter, international law and respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all States.
The war between Russia and Ukraine has only escalated after a truck recently exploded on the Crimean highway bridge, setting fire to seven fuel tanks of a train heading to the peninsula Crimean.